Since 1949, May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. It is estimated that over 20% of adults in the US experience mental illness in some form, yet many do not seek help due to negative stigmas surrounding mental health.
The aim of Mental Health Awareness Month is to share resources and strategies for coping with mental health issues, and advocate for mental health care and access to mental health services. Through therapy, medication, meditation and more, countless individuals find comfort and peace.
Legend Fred Rogers said, “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”
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