Mental Health Awareness
Tuesday, November 21st / Our Lady of the Snows/ 6pm
Whether you live with mental health issues or want to support those who do, be a part of ACE’s effort to change hearts and minds about the misconceptions about mental illnesses. By breaking the silence, we can help our friends, neighbors, loved ones, and colleagues feel understood and supported.
LET’S LEARN TOGETHER
Learn the facts about mental illnesses; myths, misunderstandings, and misconceptions; and about living successfully with mental illnesses, among other topics.
Mental illnesses are surprisingly common. One in four Americans, from all walks of life, experiences a mental illness each year. But because of the stigma, most people live with their symptoms for 10 years before seeking treatment. This impacts not only those with mental illnesses, but their friends and loved ones, too. Mental illnesses are highly treatable; the sooner people get treatment, the greater their chances of recovery.
Presenting at the event will be National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Psychiatrist- Holly Grayson LSCW and others.