Mental Health Awareness Month helps raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with these conditions, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Additionally, Mental Health Awareness Month strives to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.
- 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition.
- 1 in 25 (11.2 million) adults in the U.S. lives with a serious mental illness.
- 46.6 million adults in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental illness.
- Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24, but early intervention programs can help
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Donate to NAMI, or any of the Community Health Partner Charities, through our giving portal.