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Know the signs

With statistics showing that “nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition,” I think it’s safe to say that we all know someone, or maybe we are that someone, who is suffering. We should all take the time to learn the five signs, and be ready to make a difference. There is a campaign that came to my attention when watching the new Chris Stapleton video for Fire Away. This campaign, changedirection, aims to change the culture of mental health in America. Maybe “if everyone is more open and honest about mental health, we can prevent pain and suffering, and those in need will get the help they deserve.”

Know the signs: personality change, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care, and hopelessness.

I just made my pledge to know the five signs, to share this info, to look out for my friends and loved ones, and to challenge mental health discrimination. If you too would like to make a personal pledge, click here.