Understanding Mental Health
Let us first understand mental illness does not discriminate.
Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experience a mental illness each year, regardless of race, ethnicity or neighborhood. Mental health affects all neighborhoods. Providing accessible resources, effective self-help tools and professional services for all people requires acknowledging and understanding their different lived realities.
Almost 1 in 5 adults in the USA will experience some form of mental health disorder every year, and 1 in every 22 is living with a serious mental illness, like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depressive episodes. Many live in silence. Like addiction or a physical illness, mental health disorders are treatable.
Stigma and judgement exists around mental illness causing many to suffer in silence. BeeThe1ToHelpSomeone is running the race to raise awareness to #StingOutStigma (SOS) in all neighborhoods. Scholarships are offered to empower and strengthen neighborhoods with certified Mental Health First Aiders.
Our educational information and self-care resources encourage and inspire hope in the journey to recovery.