AllHealth Network, Aurora Mental Health Center, Boulder County Public Health, Broomfield Public Health, Centura, Children's Hospital Colorado, Community Reach Center, Denver Public Health, Doctors Care, Douglas County Government, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Jefferson County Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, Mental Health Center of Denver, Metro Community Provider Network, SCL Health, Tri-County Health Department and UC Health. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year.
An estimated 26 percent of homeless adults in the nation who stay in shelters live with serious mental illness, and a little more than 50% of adults who experience a substance use disorder also have a co-occurring mental illness.
Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do things they enjoy.
Despite the widespread existence of mental illness there is nonetheless a stigma attached to the illness. "And if they are to not get freaked out about what they need to do, but first just listen to the person and be there and be able to support that person".
The month of May has been Mental Health Awareness Month in the nation since 1949.
The resolution further states that seeking mental health treatment is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength, and that by seeking treatment you can recover and live longer, healthier lives.
"When someone is looking for a place to put someone because they can not care for them themselves it may not be because they are elderly, so you are going to have people in nursing homes who are not elderly", says DuBois.