Do you know…
18% of American adults experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime (California Health Care Foundation).
1 in 9 California high school girls attempted suicide in 2015 (California Health Care Foundation).
1 in 8 California teens reported a major depressive episode in 2014-2015, up from 1 in 11 in 2011-2012. And, ⅔ of these teens didn’t receive treatment (California Health Care Foundation).
75% of all mental illnesses start by the age of 24 (National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)).
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May for seventy years now, with the goal “to raise awareness about mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all.” This May, we invite you to help raise the awareness of the importance of mental health.
Not sure how to get started? One of the easiest ways to increase visibility of Mental Health Month is to wear a green ribbon.
Want to do more? Check out these great resources: