But affects us all.
Did you know that one (1) out of every four (4) adults in the United States will be affected by a mental illness at some point in their lives? And that mental health problems affect one (1) in five (5) children and adolescents? People don’t know enough about behavioral/mental health issues and this causes many to fear or stigmatize the people challenged by these issues, forcing many of them to remain silent about their struggles for fear of retribution or rejection.
To battle this stigma, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Arizona), the Family Involvement Center (FIC), the Mental Health Awareness Coalition (MHAC), Community Bridges and Magellan Health Services of Arizona joined together to educate and reduce social stigma. Together the five organizations created the “Extraordinary People” campaign.
The campaign includes a series of events that will take place throughout central Arizona to raise awareness about mental illness and to educate the public on what they can do to help.
2013 Mental Health Awareness Month
Pathways to Health is the national theme for Mental Health Awareness Month this year. In support of this theme, we have added Healthy Heroes to our Extraordinary People campaign, profiling individuals in recovery for mental health and physical health issues
About the campaign partners
Community Bridges and Magellan Health Services Radio Interview
One In Four