Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This national event was established to recognize those who have suffered and to educate persons on mental health. Many are unaware of the developments in science in regards to mental illness. Utilizing positron emission tomography (pet scans), scientist and physicians alike are able to see depression in the brain. Mayo Clinic has published amazing pictures of the differences in the brain.
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Through research new medications are being developed that help persons effected with mental illness function normal lives.
Several organizations such as National Association of Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/ and Mental Health American http://www.nmha.org/ are a wealth of information on mental health, the latest research as well as reducing the stigma.
UBH Denton is proud to work with Herschel Walker, Heismann Trophy Winner and Dallas Cowboy Running Back on a campaign called Real Men, Real Problems. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage those suffering to seek out help.
In support of National Mental Health Awareness month, join with UBH Denton in promoting mental health. Let’s make people aware that 1 in 4 American adults who live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition and the fact that they can go on to live full and productive lives.