WKYC is joining Mental Health Awareness Week with a series of stories on mental health, those who have struggled with it, and how to find the help you need.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, while May 13-19 observes Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the Mental Health Foundation, the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is Body Image.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 43 million adults experience mental illness in a given year, meaning one in five American adults endure mental illness. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Treatment is readily available to those who need help, but NAMI reports that nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness have not sought treatment within the previous year.
If you need help, here are some local starting points:
Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County
Online Behavioral Health Screenings (ADAMHS)
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Black Mental Health Network
Carmella Rose – to help people access quality medical care
Center for Cognition and Recovery – Cognitive Enhancement Therapy
Community Shares – supports social justice organizations through workplace giving programs
Connecting for Kids
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Emily Program – Formerly Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders
Frontline Services – 24 hr. Crisis Hotline- crisis care, mental health, and vital supportive service
Hopewell – Therapeutic farm community for adults with mental illness
Jewish Family Support Association
JUST Listen Wellness Coaching
LGBT Community Center Of Greater Cleveland
Magnolia Clubhouse – promotes vocational, educational, social, and personal achievements by providing opportunity, support and hope.
Mental Health Advocacy Coalition – awareness and advocacy of mental illness
Mental Health America
Milestones Autism Organization
Murtis Taylor Human Services System
Ohio Mental Health Services and Addiction Services
National Institute of Mental Health
Network of Care – Interactive site for resources
Personality Disorder Awareness Network
PLAN – Planned Lifetime Assistance of Northeast Ohio
Recovery International – Northeast Ohio Recovery
Recovery Resources – outpatient mental health, substance abuse-prevention & treatment
Red Treehouse – a welcoming and vibrant online community resource
Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment
Signature Health – Connections
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Suicide Postvention Response Team