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Mental Illness Awareness is here! Currently, there is about 20% of American adults and youth experiencing a mental illness every year, it has perhaps never been more important than now!

A vital step in improving these numbers is eliminating the stigma that often accompanies a mental illness diagnosis. Just as we cheer those battling diseases like cancer, we should offer the same support to those with a mental health condition. USHealthCorps recently put together a packet of online resources to promote better understanding and support of this critical issue, and they hope you’ll consider sharing it with your loved ones, friends, family or colleagues whom can benefit from these resources.

Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness

Addiction as a Disease: Understanding the Disease Model

Discrimination and Addiction: How to Overcome Prejudice Without Relying on Drugs or Alcohol

What Many People Don’t Get About Mental Illness

The Role of Religion in Mental Health

Talking to Others About Your Mental Illness

7 Ways to Deal with People Who Don’t Understand Depression

These resources are a great first step, but let’s work together to keep the conversation about mental illness going!

Susie Bean Gives Team