Mental Illness: Getting Our Minds Around The Facts

mental_health2May is known throughout the United States as Mental Health Awareness Month, and has been observed  since 1949. It has helped bring awareness to mental healthy issues by reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings

A recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that many people know little or almost nothing about the warning signs, causes and effective treatments for mental illnesses-even though in any given year, one in five Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder.