Mental Health Awareness Month

May 5, 2024

By Cecilia Schenking

As we begin May, enjoying the spring weather and all that comes with it, we recognize this month’s significance as Mental Health Awareness Month. Now more than ever, it is crucial to shine a light on mental health, to destigmatize conversations surrounding it, and to foster a culture of support and understanding.

Mental health is an integral part of our overall well-being. More than 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness, from stress and anxiety to depression and other mental health conditions. Around 1 in 25 adults live with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. This shows us that we need to commit ourselves to promoting mental well-being in our communities and supporting those who may be struggling.

If you are struggling with your mental well-being, please reach out for support. There are several resources readily available for those struggling. By coming together, we can raise awareness of this important issue and create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all. 


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