We celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses. The purpose of this month is to bring to light the realities of living with mental health conditions, strategies for attaining mental health and wellness and ending the stigma around mental illness.
The latest statistics show that:
Ø 18.1% of Americans suffer from depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder
Ø 17% of youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health condition
Ø 1-in-5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year… in Pierce County it is 1-in-4 adults.
As we cope with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us seek ways to keep ourselves mentally well. We invite you to join us in our May Mental Health Month Challenge on our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as on our website http://www.namipierce.org. Learn to thrive…help yourself stay mentally alive!
On Wednesday May 20, we’ll have our monthly potluck Gathering virtually via Zoom. Grab your dinner and your favorite chair and join us for a fun night. Our guest speaker will be Henry Jauregui from the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department. Henry will be bringing other guests to share health information and answer your questions. Zoom in at 5:30 pm for some social time beforehand and we’ll begin our program with Henry at 6:15 pm. So bring your family, friends and neighbors and learn what’s going on with the one thing that touches us everyday – our health!