The month of May brings us the opportunity to shed some light on an issue that oftentimes makes people feel left in the dark, Mental Health.
Did you know???
- According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), more than 40 million adults experience mental illness in a year. That’s 1 in 5 adults! (Check out more facts from NAMI here)
- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) stated that in 2015, about 20% of women experienced mental health illnesses while 14% of men reported mental health illnesses. (For more facts from NIMH, click here)
- A SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) study found that only 1/3 of young adults with a mental illness received services for it. (Click here for more study information)
You can find local mental health resources and crisis support by contacting 2-1-1.
2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week via phone (dial 2-1-1), text (text zip code to 898-211), or live web chat.