Annually, mental illness affects:
- 14% of Asian adults
- 17% of African American/Black adults
- 17% of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander adults
- 18% of Hispanic/Latinx adults
- 19% of American Indian/Alaska Native adults
- 36% of multiracial adults
- 47% of LGB adults
The suicide rate has increased 35% since 1999.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among persons aged 10–24 years in the United States.
(Center for Disease Control 2015)
Hashtags: #MentalHealthMonth | SHHS4MentalHealth
“Emotional wellbeing, social competence, and cognitive abilities together are the bricks and mortar that comprise the foundation of human development. When parents, informal community programs, and professional early childhood services pay attention to young children’s emotional and social needs, as well as to their mastery of literacy and cognitive skills, they have maximum impact on the development of sturdy brain architecture and preparation for success in school.”
Thank you for participating in today's mental health awareness program!
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living.
By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
Text “TN” to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.
Scotts Hill High School Students,
For your participation in today's mental health awareness program you have a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards!! Here's how...
2) If you do not have access to social media, then invite a parent/guardian or other responsible adult to post/re-share the post on their social media account(s) including the hashtag: #SHHS4MentalHealth
3) At 9:00 AM on May 18, 2022, a winner will be selected from everyone who shared the post and included the hashtag. If you are notified you are the winner, you must have your parent/guardian email Alvin (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating you are able to receive the gift card from your participation and the card will be distributed to the parent/guardian or the SHHS Administration.
4) Thank you for your participation and keep being ambassadors for mental health.
17% of youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health condition. (NAMI)
19% of U.S. adults — an estimated 48 million people — had an anxiety disorder. (NAMI)