May = Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month!!

This picture says so much. Many people with mental illness suffer in silence because of the stigma our society places on them, and therefore don't go on to seek out help from mental health professionals. Unless we keep talking about mental illness as being just as real and harmful as any physical illness, we will never truly break down these barriers. Be careful with your words. Individuals suffering with mental illnesses are NOT "crazy". These words only reinforce the stigma attached to mental illness, and deter those who are truly suffering from getting the proper help they need to lead productive, healthy lifestyles.

#awareness #veteran

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