May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In partnering with nonprofits and businesses across the nation, CLS endeavors to place emphasis on the issues that affect people and communities on a local and global level.  One of the amazing nonprofits that is bringing awareness to mental health is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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 they fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

The WhyCare? campaign is an opportunity to share the importance of mental health treatment, support and services to the millions of people, families, caregivers and loved ones affected by mental illness and a challenge to address broken systems and attitudes that present barriers to treatment and recovery.

Join CLS this month in raising awareness about mental health, because one in five people will be affected in some way by mental illness.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/