Monday, October 3, 2016

Mental Health illness is prevalent in our neighborhoods

One in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition 

This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week.  We have a lot of homelessness in our city and studies have shown about a quarter of them suffer from a severe mental health condition.  It can wreck a person's life.  
According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) amazingly one in five Americans live with a mental health condition in a given year.   Your next door neighbor could well be struggling and you may never know it.  

If you or your friends want to learn more about brain disorders and their prevalence, Nami-Eastside, located in downtown Redmond, has an excellent video.  
Bob Yoder

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