Mental Health Awareness Month
focuses on eradicating stigmas, providing support, educating the public, and advocating for supportive policies for individuals and families living with mental illness.
Started by Mental Health America (MHA), the first Mental Health Awareness Month was observed in 1949. Since then Mental Health Awareness Month has reached millions of Americans. Every year MHA selects a different theme to focus on:
2018’s theme is Fitness
and uses #4Mind4Body.
It is estimated that one in five Americans are affected by mental health conditions. Many live in shame, fear, and silence due to stigmas that prevent them from reaching out and seeking treatment. This leads to isolation, worsening conditions, and in some cases, it takes lives.
Our five programs help families navigate a wide array of difficulties. Clients of Old Mill Center are met with compassionate, constructive support that focuses on reinforcing positive behaviors. Join us in fostering empathy and understanding for those facing mental illness and recognizing mental health conditions throughout the year. For more information on our services visit
our Programs and Services page.