Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. For 1 in 25, that means a serious brain illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, chronic depression). During May, NAMI, MHA, and FLMHAC join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
Florida local advocacy groups work with local government agencies to bring awareness about Mental Health and eradicate the stigma. Many cities and counties sign proclamations such as this one to illustrate their commitment to improving the lives of those with mental illness and their families:
CITIES and COUNTIES Proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness Month in 2020:
Palm Beach County