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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
By DebraMcDonagh / May 13, 2020

You Are Not Alone! 

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is honoring this awareness month by revealing just how many millions of Americans deal with some form of mental illness every day. 

The the goal is to break down the generalizations, negative connotation, and the stigma about mental health in general. This comes from understanding more about what a mental health condition is

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone.

Mental Health Conditions. 

NAMI's website provides easy to understand information explaining the difference between these more common conditions.

Anxiety Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Depression

Dissociative Disorders

Eating Disorders

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Psychosis

Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizophrenia

This graphic shows how prevalent mental illness is in modern society. 

 
Where to Get Help

Don’t be afraid to reach out if you or someone you know needs help. Learning all you can about mental health is an important first step.

Reach out to your health insurance, primary care doctor or state/country mental health authority for more resources.

Contact the NAMI HelpLine to find out what services and supports are available in your community. 

If you or someone you know needs helps now, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911.

 

 



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