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Mental Health Awareness

What you need to know about accessing mental health services, resources, and information.

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About this Guide

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This is guide is designed to offer a list of resources to help our community find the help they need to address their mental health well-being. 

Whether it be on campus, in your hometown, or through a federal agency, support is available to you where and when you need it.  


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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) compiles statistics about mental health each year to show how many people suffer with some form of mental illness. 

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.

  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.

  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.

  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.

It is important to understand that you are not alone and there is help out there available for you. 

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) said it best: "Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a medical problem, just like heart disease or diabetes." It is important to understand this and what mental illness is

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