May 2016
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Start the conversation that can make an impact

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Join Healthy RC and communities nationwide throughout the month to spread awareness, reduce stigmas, and promote overall health and wellness for individuals and the community.

As many as one in five Americans is affected by a mental health condition each year. Unfortunately, social stigmas prevent many people from seeking treatment for themselves or their loved ones. Nearly 60 percent of adults with a mental illness did not receive mental health services in the previous year.

Mental health is an important aspect of community health. In fact, it is one of the community health priorities identified in the Healthy RC Strategic Plan. Over the last several months, Healthy RC, the Healthy RC Youth Leaders, Community Champions, and our community partners have developed a comprehensive mental health campaign. The goal of the effort is to dispel the stigma associated with confronting a mental health issue and encourage residents to access appropriate services.

Look for campaign posters throughout the City and join the conversation on social media. For more information on the mental health campaign and available resources, visit our website at www.HealthyRC.com or call (909) 477-2700.