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May is Mental Health Awareness. Most Americans have either had a mental health problem themselves, or know someone who has. In support of May Mental Health Awareness Month Recovery Resources and the Cuyahoga County Justice Center are co-hosting an art exhibit in the Justice Center lobby. The exhibit will be open to the public May 1 – May 31st. 

Mental Health Awareness Month

 

STOP BY RECOVERY RESOURCES MAY ART SHOW

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.
 
 
Help us spread the word! Download our marketing materials for the May Art Show:
 
May Art Show Generic Flyer
 
May Art Show Social Media Post
 
LEARN,  EXPLORE & KNOW THE FACTS
 
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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