According to the National Institute on Mental Health, nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental illness. Additionally, many adults with mental disorders had symptoms that were not recognized or addressed in childhood or adolescence.
During these unprecedented times, DeKalb County recognizes the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and will host two events to begin the discussion and provide insight and resources:
DeKalb County Police Department's will host its first Virtual Mental Health Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 23. from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
The Human Services Office of Youth Services will host its youth mental health symposium, "Wow, That's Crazy!" on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.