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10 Things You Need to Know about Mental Health Disability Connection Newsletter May 2015 May is Mental Health Month, making this a good time to check up on yourself and gauge your overall mental health. There are many different types of mental health conditionsand it’s important to learn the warning signs of each to start the path to better mental health. Many organizations are working to prevent the stigma associated with these conditions so that more people are comfortable speaking about their experiences and seeking treatment. B4Stage4 encourages individuals to get informed, get screened and get help. The Campaign to Change Direction is a coalition of concerned citizens and nonprofit and private sector leaders working together to “change the story” in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness. Know that you are not alone by listening to the National Alliance for Mental Illness’s (NAMI) In Our Own Voice stories of others’ recoveries or submit your own story. Fighting Stigma. At the 2013 National Conference on Mental Health, President Obama urged that, “There should be no shame in discussing or seeking help for treatable illnesses that affect too many people that we love. We’ve got to get rid of that embarrassment; we’ve got to get rid of that stigma.”Many people living with a mental health condition unfortunately experience stigma and misunderstanding. In fact, a nationwide survey found that only 25 percent of adults with mental health symptoms...Depression & Anxiety Support
With great sadness and heavy hearts we report the tragic loss of yet another member of the NAIDW family. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. Cindy was a longtime friend, member and volunteer of the NADW foundation as one of our founding members.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.