May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post for May 4th

Life

Because we need to know.

My Loud Bipolar Whispers

Social Statistics:

  • An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
  • Approximately 20% of state prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental illness.
  • 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental illness condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.

I will be posting something important about mental illness every day throughout the month of May on my blog in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month .

Please keep visiting my blog My Loud Bipolar Whispers and look for statistics or other beneficial information related to mental illness to increase awareness, educate, reduce mental illness stigma and reduce suicides.

It is crucial and imperative for all of us to get involved and save lives.

So, please visit my blog every day, but especially every day throughout…

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2 thoughts on “May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post for May 4th

  1. 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental illness condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.

    How the hell did our kids h=get so messed up? Jeeez, what a frightening stat.

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