Thursday, May 03, 2012
Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? Did you know that one in every four American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition? Now you do.
For years the stigma of having a condition that was hidden, yet just as debilitating as any other health struggle, was one of shame and secrecy. But you may be surprised that Mental Health Month began in 1949.
A very, very good man—Craig Caldwell—is participating in a walk for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) this spring. Craig hopes to raise $2,000 for Bedford Veterans for Recovery. SO many of our vets—the good men and women who stand between us and the darkness—come home with mental health issues. We owe them our support, love, and any resources we can spare.
Can you spare a few? I ask for myself, Ahmed, and—everyone, really. If you have ever wanted to do us a favor or send us good will, donate what you can spare. Any amount is appreciated more than you can imagine.
You can learn more about Mental Health Awareness Month at Mental Health America's website.