Montgomery, Ala. – It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week! Many people do not seek treatment in the early stages of mental illnesses because they don’t recognize the symptoms. To help share vital information and help end stigma, the Alabama Department of Mental Health and organizations all over the country will focus on seven major mental health conditions. Action items individuals can complete at home to advance mental health education and advocacy will be shared on social media and on www.mh.alabama.gov.
The seven major mental conditions include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Addiction/Substance Use Disorder
This week and every day, we challenge you to learn more, engage in self-care, and support others through listening and offering resources. For more information on mental health providers and Hot/Warm phone lines, please visit the Find Help tab on www.mh.alabama.gov.
Mental Health Awareness Week was established by Congress in 1990, to educate and increase awareness about mental illness.