May is Mental Health Awareness Month
In commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month and Children’s Mental Health Day on May 7, 2015, Astor wants to draw attention to reducing the stigma around mental health, especially for children.
For too long, the stigma surrounding mental health has prevented many needing treatment from receiving it.
Astor also recognizes the importance of early intervention and diagnoses in reducing the severity of mental illness.
Did You Know?
1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder. -National Institute of Mental Health
Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects even young people. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4,600 lives lost each year. -Center for Disease Control and Prevention
40% of child abuse and neglect victims, receive no post-investigation services and many more receive far fewer services than they need. -Children’s Defense Fund