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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know? Each year, one in five adults in the United States will experience some form of mental illness. Even though mental health conditions are common and treatable like physical health conditions, many people are still afraid to talk about them due to feelings of shame, stigmas or fear of discrimination.

It’s important to remember, especially now as our world deals with the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic, that mental illnesses are common and treatable. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being.

There are many resources available for those struggling with the stressors of COVID-19

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Public Health and Social Services will be hosting discussions with mental health professionals on different topics that will be posted on Ramsey County's social media channels for everyone who lives, works and plays in the county.


Each of us can play a role in promoting good mental health by reaching out virtually to a friend, family member or a loved one. Ramsey County provides a variety of mental health resources.

Ramsey County Mental Health resources

Other resources available

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 2:26 p.m.