Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mental Health Month. May 1, 2010.

Mental Health America continues its tradition to celebrate "May is Mental Health Month" which began in 1949. This year, our theme "Live Your Life Well" challenges us to promote whole health and wellness in homes, communities, schools, and inform those who don't believe it's attainable.

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How ironic is it that May is Mental Health Awareness Month - and it was in May, one year ago, that I attempted to take my life. A degree in psychology, and 7 years running a support group for people with depression, did not prevent me from attempting suicide. Mental illness is a hideous thing. So is hopelessness. This month, let's all work together and be there for each other so that we are all around to see a brighter tomorrow.

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