May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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EMS is proud to join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in commemorating Mental Health Month 2018.

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year NAMI works to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

In 2018, NAMI will promote the theme of “CureStigma” throughout all awareness events, including Mental Health Month.

Why this cause is important: One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.

With our SIMULATIONiQ Counseling learning management system, EMS supports counselor educators in training the next generation of counselors, therapists, and mental health advocates. Together we can #CureStigma.

Follow along on social media with the #CureStigma hashtag, and visit the NAMI website for more ways to participate all month long.

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