importance of mental illness awareness week

The Importance of Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental health is an essential component of proper overall health. It affects our well-being, longevity, and quality of life as much as any other aspect of our health. Millions of Americans live with mental health disorders, and we all know, love, or work alongside someone coping with mental health challenges. Annually since 1990, during the…

Can Depression and Anxiety Co-Occur?

Depression and anxiety are separate mental health disorders, but they commonly co-occur. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an estimated 60% of those with anxiety also have depression, and that number is similar for those experiencing depression.[1] Depression and anxiety both also have a high co-occurrence with addiction.   Anxiety and depression may…

mother and daughter discussing suicide prevention

The Importance of National Suicide Prevention Month

One of the top ten causes of death in the United States is suicide, which takes 50,000 people a year. Throughout September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month, organizations, agencies, and individuals devoted to mental health are grateful to have a recognized platform to tackle the stigma surrounding help-seeking for mental health challenges. In the…