ART By Guatemalan Adolescent;  Information Posted by Madeleine Pujals Maya

Did you know?
 Mental health issues affect all members of society
in some way, shape, or form. It is estimated that
one in five Americans over age 18 will experience a
mental health problem this year.i
 It is estimated that 6-12 percent of transition-age
youth and young adults struggle with a serious
mental health condition (2.4-5 million individuals).ii
 Of children and youth in need of mental health
services, 75-80 percent of these youth do not
receive services.iii
 Mental health involves how a person handles stress,
relates to other people, manages emotions, makes
decisions, and perceives the world and their sense
of purpose in life.iv
 Mental health is essential to the overall health
and well-being.
 Misunderstandings about mental health can lead to
negative attitudes that prevent people with mental
illness from being accepted and supported, and can
make it harder for them and their families to get
help and lead productive lives in their communities.
 People can and do recover from mental
health problems.
Information on Mental Health at; MentalHealth.Gov

Reference from SAMHSA www. samhsa.gov and
The Partnership Center For Faith based and Neighborhood Partnerships U.S. Department of Health and Human Services