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MAY was
Mental Health Awareness Month

During the month of May, MHC shared 31 personal stories, told by some very brave individuals, recounting their direct or indirect experience with mental illness. We can’t thank these storytellers enough for helping us open up the conversation about mental health and take a big step toward ending stigma. 

If you missed any of these incredibly impactful stories during the month of May, click on grid above to hear, or read them.

Mental Health Collaborative

We believe that with education and awareness, we can work together to decrease stigma and open the door to conversations about mental illness.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-34

50%

of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14

and 75% by age 24

450 million people worldwide

suffer from some mental health condition at any given moment – and 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental illness in the course of a year

Mental Illness is Treatable
and nobody needs to suffer in silence.

Mental Health Collaborative is a non profit organization dedicated to teaching members of communities Mental Health Literacy

Mental Health Literacy

…is the knowledge and understanding that helps us become responsible, effective, and successful in living full and healthy lives. With good mental literacy we learn how to take better care of ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities.

The 4 Components of Mental Health Literacy

  1. Understanding how to optimize and maintain good mental health
  2. Understanding mental disorders and their treatments
  3. Decreasing stigma
  4. Enhancing help-seeking efficacy

“Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.”

Steven Aitchison

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