May is Mental Health Awareness Month with the goal to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Studies show that 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Nationally, that’s 52.9 million people. In Montgomery County’s population of 1.1 million, the percentages are similar. NAMI studies also show that less than half of those with mental illness ever get treatment. The same is also true in our county.
Montgomery Community Media works to raise awareness about mental health.
MyMCM hosted a panel discussion on the state of mental health and treatment in Montgomery County. Behavioral health experts from throughout the county gathered at our studios for MCM Connects Adult Mental Health.
MyMCM journalists cover stories associated with mental health in the county.
Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host an athlete wellness summit Friday, May 20th at Watkins Mill High School from 2:45-6:30 p.m. The event is cohosted by Bethesda’s 480 Club, a non-profit supporting underprivileged athletes on and off the field.
The summit will feature guest speaker and Watkins Mill alum Leon Thurston plus group rotation activities followed by dinner.
Registration information is available here.
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— 480CLUB (@480Cares) May 10, 2022
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Esther Frances is currently pursuing her undergraduate journalism degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a 2022 intern here at Montgomery Community Media.
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