The numbers are staggering: One in four adults in the United States is suffering from a behavioral health condition. That’s roughly 57.7 million people, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). What’s even more significant is that a great number of those haven’t been diagnosed by a health care professional.
These numbers are particularly important to remember during May when organizations, volunteers and others across the nation seek to bring better understanding to behavioral healthcare issues during Mental Health Awareness Month, now in its 66th year of bringing awareness to what has long been a stigmatic health crisis.
Norix Furniture – a provider of furniture and other products that assist in the healing process and help humanize behavioral healthcare settings – would like to contribute to this cause and help elevate mental health awareness. Below we have created five social cards with inspiring quotes to reflect upon if you or someone you know is feeling the effects of a behavioral health condition. So during Mental Health Awareness Month, take these quotes, share them, spread the word and help end the stigma and the crisis that is mental illness.