Mental Health Awareness Month

By Payton Tholstrup

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. The Cloud County Commission recently announced that Cloud will also be focusing on mental health this month, proclaiming it as Mental Health Awareness Month.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Despite more and more being learned about mental health conditions, a stigma still surrounds mental illness. Oftentimes, this holds people back from getting the help they need. For example, in 2021, only 47.2% of people with mental health conditions received mental health services.

Cloud County hopes that this month will increase understanding of mental health in the community. They encourage everyone to learn more about mental health.

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