Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental illness affects one in five adults and one in 10 children in America, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability, yet nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment.

During National Minority Mental Health Month, help raise awareness in your organization or community. Encourage your family, friends, loved ones and clients to learn more about improving mental health and illness.

Advocacy

We advocate to end stigma and discrimination against Peers in the Greater Boston Area and beyond.

Peer Support

Peers are people who have been there and know that you, too, can recover. We won’t judge. Knowing we are not alone and supporting each other are both crucial for recovery.

Recovery

Recovery means that you can manage your mental health issues in a way that allows you to direct your own life to reach your own goals. Recovery is within everyone’s reach.