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May-Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! NAMI Upper Valley wants to spread the word about taking the pledge to make mental health #StigmaFree. Learn more here:

http://www.nami.org

NAMI wants to let others know that there is hope and understanding. We can change the way the world sees mental health.

Everyone knows a little about mental health issues but knowing the facts about mental illness can help you educate others and reject stigmatizing stereotypes. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Understanding mental health isn’t only about being able to identify symptoms and having a name for these conditions but dispelling many false ideas about mental health conditions as well. See more at: https://www.nami.org/stigmafree

1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition and each of them has their own story, path and journey that says more about them than their diagnosis. Whether you live with mental illness or are a friend, family member, caregiver or medical professional getting to know a person and treating them with kindness and empathy means far more than just knowing what they are going through.

Visit our Facebook page-NAMI East Idaho for updates during the month. Take the pledge to be StigmaFree.

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