The month of May is Mental Health Awareness. One in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime whether it is depression, schizophrenia or ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder, most associated with war veterans) for example, will have long term battles. Making treatment available is a human necessity.

There is a negative stigma or disgrace around mental health disorders and substance abuse. People are made to feel inferior because they think different or feel different outside the realms of what society deems as “normal”. This societal disapproval forces many to never seek treatment or worse – commit suicide, because they feel judged, or are made to feel inferior. This year’s, Mental Health Awareness theme is #WhyCare to show others that we do care about them, that they are not alone, and to surround someone with understanding, love, and support.

In the 1940’s people began acknowledging the need for mental health treatment. It was not until 1979 that NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) was created to assist those with a mental health disorder. Since then, this organization has been striving to end the stigma for mental health, raise awareness, and help those suffering.

From the elderly to the youth, mental awareness affects us all. Staying kind and positive to those we meet day to day, and everyday makes a difference. None of us know what people suffer from or have gone through. Making people feel loved, safe, and appreciated to share their inner most feelings and desires goes a very long way.

Inner Circle Billing is proud to work with facilities licensed in these fields. Our staff members are educated and knowledgeable in mental health area. For more information about Mental Health Awareness, please click on the link provided below.