Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mental Health Month: Promoting Awareness, Reducing Stigma

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May is Mental Health Month! Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and to promote mental wellness for all.

The American Psychiatric Association reports that factors that reduce stigma include increased openness about personal experiences with mental illness, more mental health information being available online and public figures and celebrities talking about their experiences with mental illnesses. Still, there is work to be done to fight stigma and promote awareness. Visit our website to learn more about mental illness and how you can get more involved!

Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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