Every year millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. Every October mental health partners across the country do their part to increase awareness and fight stigma.
October 4-10 is Mental Health Awareness Week. Please read on for ways that you can access help and improve your understanding of mental health.
We hope you find these resources helpful.
HELP FOR YOUNG ADULTS
OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.
A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to, talk about them.