What can you do to to learn about the mental illness or brain disorders?  We cannot change how mental illness is viewed if we do not educate ourselves and talk about it with our family members, friends and the community-at-large.  So please take the time to check out FACES and some other mental health organization in the Richmond, VA area.

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First, the statistics:

Key mental health statistics include:
*             1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition.
*             1 in 25 (10 million) adults in the United States lives with a serious mental illness.
*             60 million people in the United States face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental illness.
*             Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75 percent by age 24, but early intervention programs can help.

THEN VIST AND SUPPORT OUR LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER (including FACES!):

FACES:  Come to FACES Community Education on May 22, 2018 from 7pm-8:30pm at 11601 Lucks Lane, Midlothian, VA 23114 to hear from VCU’s Dr. Anand Pandurangi.

Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services:  http://www.chesterfield.gov/MHSS/

NAMI Central Virginia:   http://namicva.website/programs/  or http://namicva.website/calendar/

Mental Health America:  http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

VOCAL Virginia:  https://vocalvirginia.org

 

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