Behavioral / Mental Health Month
May is Behavioral/Mental Health Month. While 1 in 5 people in the United States will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, and an estimated 450 million worldwide. Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health, yet 1 in 3 people experiencing a mental illness never seek treatment.
Mental Health Month is a campaign aimed at raising awareness and educating the public about mental health. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. It also serves to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. Now more than ever before, it is important for the mental health community to come together and show the world that no one should ever feel alone.
It is encouraged for you to help break the stigma by sharing your story to inspire those facing similar challenges.