Why is mental Health Awareness Important?

May 6, 2022 | Mental Health, Video

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health America has been observing Mental Health Awareness Month every May since 1949, reaching out to millions of people through media, local events, and screenings. 

Did you know that 21% of adults have a mental health condition? And 46% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their life. 

Whether you know it or not, someone in your life is affected by mental health. It’s up to us to stay informed and to spread the message that mental health affects us all – and it’s something we should all care about.

Click here to find out more about Mental Health America and Mental Health Awareness Month.

Shannon Robinson. LCSW at Western Tidewater CSB shares below why Mental Health Awareness is important and check back through the month of May for more resources!

If you are having a mental health crisis, you can get help now through the Region Five Crisis Call Center or by scheduling a same day appointment at Western Tidewater CSB here

WTCSB Services

We provide integrated services and relief for multiple mental health needs, support for individuals with developmental disabilities, and substance abuse help.

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Our exclusive Same-Day Access to care and 24/7 crisis intervention means our caring team of clinicians and counselors are always within reach.

Who We Are

Western Tidewater CSB is the leading authority in mental health and developmental services in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, and Southampton County. Learn more about what truly sets us apart.