During the month of May, ChesMRC will join NAMI and participants across the country bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.
We believe that these issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans whose lives are affected by mental health conditions.
1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others. – See more at: https://www.nami.org/mentalhealthmonth#sthash.BQdFBmju.dpuf or for further research on specific types of mental illnesses make sure you visit the National Institute of Mental Health at http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/index.shtml