Our public schools are struggling to handle millions of students with mental health problems. Here’s why. Click here to view NPR’s graphic story that explores why so many of our students are struggling with mental health in America.
We are pleased to announce that AIM for Mental Health has awarded Kate Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Michigan.
We ought to stop casually throwing around terms like “crazy” in our daily lives. They only serve to demean and undercut people. “Crazy” is never uttered with compassion. When that language is commonplace, it becomes that much harder for those experiencing mental illness to openly seek treatment that works.
This is Depression Awareness Week, so it must be hoped that during this seven-day period more people will become more aware of a condition that a minority experience, and which most others grasp only remotely – confusing it with more familiar feelings, such as unhappiness or misery.
Over 60 percent of chronically-homeless, and majority of inmates in state prisons and local jails in the U.S. have experienced mental health issues. To improve the health of our society, we must provide our people with knowledge and tools to strengthen their brain health as individuals.
The 2nd annual AIM for Awareness Walk & Rally was a huge success. Hundreds of people joined in the walk to raise awareness for mental health in youth.