Mind Your Mental Health is Magellan Healthcare’s educational initiative designed to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness.
includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.
is common and treatable. About one in five in the U.S. experience mental illness. Sadly, because of the stigma with mental illness, many people do not get the treatment they need.
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May—Mental Health Month
This health observance strongly supports the idea that anyone affected by a mental health condition should be able to get the appropriate support and care they need to live a healthy, fulfilling life.
- Although some progress has been made, the stigma around mental health and treatment has long existed. Learn more about breaking the stigma.
- A great way to mark Mental Health Awareness month is to talk about it. Consider these tips to maintain a healthy relationship with a loved one who has a mental health condition.
- Take care of yourself and your loved ones. If you are struggling, reach out for the care you need.
May—Stamp Out Stigma—Mental Health Month
While this is important to address year-round, emphasizing mental health awareness during May provides a time for people to come together and help reduce mental illness stigma. Learn more:
- 46 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.
- Over half of adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment
- In 2019, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 19.86% of adults experienced a mental illness, equivalent to nearly 50 million Americans.
- Rates of substance use are increasing for youth and adults, even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 7.74% of U.S. adults and 4.08% of youth had a substance use disorder in the past year. Substance use increased 0.07% for adults and 0.25% for youth over last year’s report
Mental health topics
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If you are in a crisis or considering suicide, or if you or someone you know is currently in danger, please call 911 immediately.