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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

unnamed - May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in May in the United States since 1949, has reached millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. In fact, one in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions.

During Mental Health Awareness, Care Resource and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health to help fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and support people with mental illness and their families. Stigma is toxic to one's mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear, and silence, which prevents many people from seeking help and treatment.

Make an appointment with Care Resource's compassionate, competent and committed team of licensed behavioral health professionals. They are uniquely poised in understanding how emotional or mental health issues can affect one's life and the lives of those one cares about. They can provide the tools necessary for improved and efficient daily functioning.

Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with seven locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including pediatric care, family care, dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida's diverse communities. For more information, please visit www.careresource.org, or call 305.576.1234.

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