Raising awareness of the challenges faced by those living with mental health conditions, the month of May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Established in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month was created to reduce the stigma around mental illness and educate the public about the millions of Americans who live with mental health conditions.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, with 50 percent of all lifetime mental illnesses beginning by the age of just 14.

For more information on Mental Health Awareness Month, visit nami.org.

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