May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
To help change the misconceptions about mental illness and recognize the efforts of the Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Citizens Advisory Council, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May Mental Health Awareness Month during the May 16 board meeting.
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.
Ramsey County and community partners provide a wide variety of mental and behavioral health services for residents, regardless of ability to pay. With so many different levels of services available, it can be difficult for individuals and families to even know where to make the first call. To help, the Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Citizens Advisory Council developed a Mental Health Resources Roadmap (PDF) that identifies common starting points and includes descriptions of available services.
- View the proclamation and board video.
- Ramsey County mental health resources and crisis lines.
- Make it OK campaign, a valuable tool to promote mental health and wellness.