May is Mental Health Awareness Month

green ribbonMay is mental health awareness month. Did you know that1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year? 1 in 20 people are challenged with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 50% of mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% of mental health conditions develop by age 24 (NAMI, 2016).

Mental illness impacts a persons thinking, feeling and mood. Sometimes it can affect the person functioning and their ability to relate to others in their daily environment. Every person will experience mental illness differently no matter if they share the same diagnosis. Mental Illness is a difficult challenge for the person who is directly affect as well as people who are indirectly affected such as family and friends (NAMI, 2016).

Prevention and intervention skills are taught here in the Cobb/Douglas CSB’s PSR (psychosocial rehabilitation) Group to promote recovery. We recognize that recovery can be obtained through many pathways. We support our clients and teach them several skills including Social skills, Independent Living skills, Coping Skills, Community Integration skills, and Vocational skills to facilitate recovery. We believe that recovery is possible for all.

This information was taken from: The Nation Alliance on Mental Illness. If you would like to know more about Mental Illness or need support, you can go to: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions#sthash.bf3B2BuK.dpuf