The month of May has been designated Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. The National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) is using the theme of “You are not alone” to bring support and awareness this month to individuals dealing with mental health issues.
According to NAMI, 20.6% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019 (51.5 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.
NAMI lists what they term the “ripple effect of mental illness.” Here are just a few of the “ripples:”
These are only some of the statistics that show the impact that mental health has on one’s physical health, family, and beyond. NAMI and Mental Health America (MHA) are just two of the organizations where help can be found. If you or someone you know needs assistance, reach out to qualified professionals for the help you need.
EVPL has many books on this topic as well, which can assist you in learning more about how to cope with mental illness in your life. Remember, you are not alone.
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