The first week of October is recognized as Mental Illness Awareness Week in order to increase recognition and fight stigma. The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources including a 24/7 crisis hotline and stigma free pledge resources https://www.nami.org/.
According to the NAMI website 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year.
Each year the World Health Organization designates October 10 as World Mental Health Day. This year the focus is on Suicide Prevention. More information including this infographics-suicide and other resources can be found on their site here.
If you or someone you know needs helps now, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911.
You can connect with help and resources here at Oak Hills by talking to a member of the Hope Squad. https://grantushope.org/hope-squad/
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