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Changing Minds Club is joining NAMIWalks 2017 to raise awareness about mental illnesses and to raise funds for needed programs. 

 

It’s never easy living with a mental illness, and these illnesses can devastate families, friendships, and careers.

 

Mental illnesses are among the most prevalent and most disabling of all health conditions.  

Nearly everyone will experience at least one diagnosable mental illness episode in their lifetime.

 

NAMIWALKS funds the advocacy work, support programs, and education courses that are so desperately needed to help victims of mental illness get into treatment, stabilize, improve, and even thrive.

 

That’s why Changing Minds Club will be walking for NAMIWalks on Saturday, October 7th, 2017.

 

Join us, walk with us, raise awareness, donate, raise funds, make new friends, have fun.

 

Click here  to view our walk slide show and learn more about the walk and what we do.
 
Click here to visit our team web page to sign up to be part of our team or to donate online.

 

Changing Minds Meets Thursdays at Lunch, Room 222, Mr. Warren's room
Working together to make a difference.

 

 

Changing Minds Mental Health Awareness Club

Youth Mental Illness Awareness, Education, and Advocacy

Thursdays at Lunch in Room 222

 

  • Approximately 50% of chronic mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% begin by age 24. At the same time, the average delay between when symptoms first appear and intervention is 8-10 years.
  • Mental health screenings are a key part of youth mental health. Mental health screenings allow for early identification and intervention. 
  • Research has shown that targeting symptoms early leads to better outcomes. Early treatment may also lessen long-term disability and prevent years of suffering.
  • Having a severe mental illnesses, or having a family member or love one with such an illness can be a devastating experience. 
  • People with serious mental illnesses are more likely to be homeless than treated, more likely to be imprisoned than hospitalized, and have a much shorter life expectancy.  
  • Nearly 15% of all deaths can be traced back to mental illness or approximately 8 million a year.

Mental Illnesses can be treated. Treatment can avert tragedy. Mentally ill minds do matter. Join Changing Minds and together we can make a difference.