Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Month, a time for those with mental illness and their loved ones and friends to reflect on their experience and offer encouragement, support, and educational resources to others in need.
The advocacy group Mental Health America has launched a May campaign called “Do More for 1 in 4” to draw attention to the 1 in 4 American adults who live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition and the fact that they can go on to live full and productive lives. For the 60 million Americans who are diagnosed with a mental health condition each year, these are important, maybe even life-saving messages.
Those who have been down the mental illness path themselves or with a loved one appreciate that such a diagnosis may be difficult to hear, particularly if there is a concern about what other people will think, or “social stigma.” With proper treatment, self-care and knowledge, there is hope.
Share this message of hope with others during Mental Health Month. Your story may make a life-time of difference to someone suffering in silent need.
“Recovery is a life-long journey, not a destination. Recovery is a process, not a cure.” – RecoveryHope4All.com
The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 877-845-5235 for more information.