May is Mental Health Awareness Month

This May CISofHR joins NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness  in amplifying the message of “Together for Mental Health.” We want to use this time to bring our voices together to advocate for mental health and access to care for all, especially our youth.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. NAMI discovered, throughout this pandemic; that we have faced isolation, turmoil and unrest, and a growing number of Americans experienced mental health symptoms. NAMI learned through this experience that we all struggle during challenging times and need support and access to care so we can thrive. CISofHR agrees and stand with NAMI to bring awareness to the lack of appropriate mental health care, especially with our young people.

  • 1 in 5 young people report that the pandemic had a significant negative impact on their mental health.
  • 1 in 10 young people under age 18 experience a mental health condition following a COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth experience a mental health condition each year, and only half of them receive treatment.
  • Less than half (49%) of Americans consider themselves familiar with the U.S. mental health care system.

 

Please go visit www.nami.org to learn more about the campaign, “Together for Mental Health.” #Together4MH.

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