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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Most Americans have either had a mental health problem themselves, or know someone who has. To highlight Mental Health Awareness Month, Recovery Resources, The MetroHealth System and the Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court are partnering for a Virtual Art Show. The virtual exhibit will be live May 1st - May 31st.

During the month of May, nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, Recovery Resources educates and fights stigma against mental illness through its 5th Annual Art Show in collaboration with The MetroHealth System and Cuyahoga County Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court. Due to social distancing guidelines, all of the pieces are highlighted this year in a virtual exhibit with a small display located at the Justice Center. 
We want to thank all of the artists for sharing their stories and talents, and for helping us shine a light on Mental Health Awareness Month. The Virtual Exhibit will be available for viewing between May 1st and May 31st. We hope you enjoy the incredible pieces on display!


In the video below, Cuyahoga County Judge Robert McClelland explains why the May Art Show and collaboration with Recovery Resources is so important, and what the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court is doing to help people living with mental illness.
Do you know the signs and symptons of mental illness?
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to conentrate
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Siginificant tiredness, low energy or promblems sleeping
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Trouble understanding or relatining to situations and to people
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Changes in sleep and other hygiene patterns
  • Sex drive changes
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidality
Did you know...
More than 2/3 of Americans who have a mental illness live in the community and lead productive lives.  (Source: dosomething.org)
Mental Health affects everyone regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.  (Source: NAMI)
Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease.  (Source: US General's Report)
Mental illnesses often appear for the first time during adolescence and adulthood.  While they can occur at any age, the young and the old are especially vulnerable.  (Source: NAMI)
With proper treatment, 70% to 90% of people with mental illnesses will experience a significant reduction of symptoms and enjoy an improved quality of life.  (Source: dosomething.org)
Experiencing a psychiatric emergency and need someone to talk to. What should I do?
Call the Mobile Crisis Team at 216-623-6888.

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