May is Mental Health Month

What is mental health?  Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think and act. 

Mental Illness is in every Community:

  • Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year
  • As many as 1 in 5 youth aged 13-18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life
  • Nearly 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental health condition
  • Learn more in Mental Health By the Numbers (NAMI):

What about mental health in Scott County?

Take a look at the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment for Scott County.  Mental health was identified as a top need and strategies are being written to address mental health. 

Where can you go for information on mental health, services, and trainings?

May 1, 2016