Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May is mental health awareness month

May is national mental health awareness month. According to the Centers for Disease Control about 1 in 4 Americans is currently living with mental illness. This is significant not only for the mental illnesses themselves but also for the oftentimes secondary factors that can accompany them such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity:

Many organizations are trying to bring about change in the way that mental illness is identified and supported. Here are just a few:

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