May 2016 National Mental Health Awareness Month

President Obama has proclaimed the month of May 2016 as National Mental Health Awareness Month.

CK Behavioral Health, a program of CK Family Services, provides our North Texas community with support and skills training services for children, youth, young adults and their families. We empower individuals and promote public understanding of mental health to achieve well-being, rehabilitate familial bonds and strengthen the fabric of our local community.

We invite you to join CK Behavioral Health in recognizing May 2016 as National Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing this information with your social networks or by making a donation to support positive mental health in your community.

Excerpts from the Presidential Proclamation are shown below:

Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. Although we have made progress expanding mental health coverage and elevating the conversation about mental health, too many people still do not get the help they need. – President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation, April 28, 2016

During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize those Americans who live with mental illness and substance use disorders, and we pledge solidarity with their families who need our support as well. Let us strive to ensure people living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, that hope exists, and that the possibility of healing and thriving is real. Together, we can help everyone get the support they need to recover as they continue along the journey to get well. – President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation, April 28, 2016

To read the proclamation in its entirety please tap here.