Mental Health Matters: May is National Mental Health Month!

May is Mental Health Month. Support the growing efforts to decrease stigma and opens doors for anyone in need to get help!

Get the Facts:

1. Did you know that 1 in 5 suffers from a form of mental illness every year?

2. Did you know that up to 80% of those treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms, usually within four to six weeks of beginning medication, psychotherapy, support groups or a combination of these approaches.

3. Did you know that nearly a quarter of Americans still consider depression a sign of personal weakness?

4. Did you know 200,000 veterans go homeless each night. 45% suffer from PTSD or mental illness?

Mental Health DOES matter!

To learn more about mental illness, please visit

Mental Illness is treatable! If you or someone you know needs help, please support them in taking the first step!

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

Advantage Behavioral Health toll free access line at 1-866-350-4ABH.

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