Focus on mental health in May
May launches National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.
We all know someone affected by mental illness. One in five adults – close to 60 million Americans – experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. One in 10 children live with a serious mental or emotional disorder.
Stigma remains one of the biggest barriers that prevents people from seeking treatment. With hope and the right tools and supports, mental health recovery is possible. United Way partners with local programs to support education, access, and delivery of mental health services.
If you or someone you know needs help, call, text, or chat with United Way's 211 to find local resources.