Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, and board members who went green and helped us raise awareness about the 1 in 5 Americans who will experience mental health concerns in their lifetime.
Initially launched in 1949 by Mental Health America and evolved into Mental Health Awareness Month, we continue to observe this important reminder that mental health matters and that suicide is preventable. We endeavor to bring positive attention to the importance of creating and sustaining positive mental health practices and to supporting those of us who struggle with mental health challenges. One in five Americans struggle with a mental health issue at some point in his/her life, yet only one in four seek help. Talking about these issues raises compassion and decreases stigma- both response that help keep the conversation going and as we all know, reduces the likelihood of suicide.