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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.

Mental Health Awareness Month


Register for Recovery Resources Virtual May Art Show by clicking the button below:
This year, Recovery Resources is recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month through a Virtual Art Show in May. If the option for an in-person display becomes available, artwork will be showcased at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center. All registered artists will be notified of the change and will have the opportunity to showcase their pieces through both a virtual and live display.
We ask any and all artists to fill out the registration form by clicking the button above and to email pictures of your artwork to Recovery Resources Marketing & Communications Coordinator Carrie Larsen at Your artwork will be highlighted through a virtual art exhibit on Recovery Resources website between May 1st - 31st.
Now more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate each other's creativity and talent. Thank you for your participation and helping us shine a light on Mental Health Awareness Month!


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:
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:
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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