Mental Health America of Southeast Texas
Please join us for #GivingTuesday to raise $5,000 and sponsor a new mental health support group and community awareness campaign
Mental illness can strike anyone—it knows no age limits, economic status, race, creed or color. During the course of a year, more than 48 million Americans are affected by one or more mental disorders.
It is sometimes easy to forget that our brain, like all of our other organs, is vulnerable to disease. Unfortunately, because people with mental illnesses often suffer from behavioral symptoms, they are viewed differently than people with physical ailments. Instead of receiving compassion and support, people with mental illnesses may be judged and greeted by unsympathetic, unfair or hostile responses.
Much of the discrimination can be attributed a lack of awareness and understanding. Our society often perceives people with mental illness as strange, scary, and even dangerous. In fact, when people with mental illnesses are asked to identify the biggest problem they face, most say it is simply lack of acceptance.
“Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." - Fred Rogers
Mental Health America of Southeast Texas is dedicated to de-stigmatizing mental illness.
Join us as we make mental health more mentionable.