Lock and Talk Acknowledges Mental Health Awareness Month
By: Valley Community Services Board
"Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being,"
Nearly one in five Americans live with a mental illness. However, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or services. Access and awareness can help individuals and communities heal and offer support.
Important resources to share throughout the month:
Mental Health Awareness Month was created in 1949 by Mental Health America as part of their outreach program to provide tools and resources to citizens to improve mental health. This year's theme is "Healing and Empowering Together". Check out our website, Facebook (Lock and Talk Virginia) and Instagram (@lockandtalkvirginia)
Visit www.lockandtalk.org for additional resources on healing and empowering your community.