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MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY IS BACK!
Mental health conditions are increasing worldwide with anxiety and depression being the top two conditions.
According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year and 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year. Youth are also affected with 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experiencing a mental health disorder each year. Fifty percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and seventy-five percent by age 24. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14.
You are not alone!
Millions of people across the country are affected by mental illness each year and they work, create, go to school, play sports, laugh, cry, have relationships, take care of their kids, see movies, listen to music, and go about their life every day. Mental illness affects all nationalities, ethnicities, race, gender, and all belief systems.
There is support available!
Mental Health Monday is for youth and adults to meet in a safe space once a month to share struggles, to find support, to find resources, and to feel heard.
Mental health matters!
Taking those first steps in finding support can be confusing and difficult. INDEx is here to help! Join us for Mental Health Monday where peers help peers as they navigate towards improving their mental health and learn how to live with mental illness.
Mental Health Monday resumes on January 23rd, 2023 and will be available the 4th Monday of each month!
For more information on how to get help, contact us at:
Website – https://dacnw.org/contact/index/
Phone – (509) 606-4639
25 W Main,
3rd floor #C-1
Spokane, WA 99201