National Mental Health Awareness Month
National Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed since 1949 in the United States annually to enhance local awareness of mental health issues, foster discussions and highlight resources for those experiencing mental illness.
Every day people around our community and in the state of Illinois face stigma and may feel isolated. Data shows that 2/5 people feel anxiety or depression daily and even more care for people who are feeling these emotions regularly.
After years of evidence, it’s clear that support and advocacy is crucial for this stigma to begin to subside. Promoting mental health and providing resources for individuals to combat mental health translates to higher productivity, better education outcomes, lower crime rates, stronger economies and higher employment.
In Maine Township, our award-winning social service programs; MaineStay Youth & Family Services and MaineStreamers provide our residents the opportunities, resources and safe spaces they need to combat isolation, depression and anxiety in a healthy and meaningful way.
Thank you to these organizations and all our community partners in the Township who are making the difference in the lives of our friends, family and neighbors.
Remember- Mental Health matters and you matter!