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May is Mental Health Month Make it OK


Submitted by Nami of Northwest Iowa

Each year, one in four Americans experiences a mental illness. Most will wait an average of ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma. May is mental health awareness month, which makes it the perfect time to start talking about mental illnesses and what we can do to Make it Ok.

We are part of a local effort to change hearts and minds about the misconceptions about mental illnesses. The effort is part of a campaign called "Make It OK," and is designed to encourage people to talk more openly about mental illnesses and ask for help. How...

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