Mental Health Awareness Month

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Mental illnesses are disorders, ranging from mild to severe, that affect a person’s thinking, mood, and/or behavior. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one-in-five adults live with a mental illness.

Many factors contribute to mental health conditions, including:

  • Biological  factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life  experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family  history of mental health problems