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Along with millions of people across the country, local and national organizations, media, and other government agencies, we recognize and bring awareness to the 44 million American adults who live with mental illness.

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May is Mental Health Month

May 23, 2016

Each year during the month of May, we pause to observe Mental Health Month.  Along with millions of people across the country, local and national organizations, media, and other government agencies, we recognize and bring awareness to the 44 million American adults who live with mental illness.

Recently, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month:

“Although we have made progress expanding mental health coverage and elevating the conversation about mental health, too many people still do not get the help they need,” shared President Obama. “During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize those Americans who live with mental illness and substance use disorders, and we pledge solidarity with their families who need our support as well.  Let us strive to ensure people living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, that hope exists, and that the possibility of healing and thriving is real.”

Click here to read the full Presidential Proclamation for National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program provides an opportunity for adults age 18-64 who receive Social Security 2016_Mental_Health_Month_Logo.pngDisability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits to choose  the services and supports they need to find work and stay employed and to become financially self-supporting, to the greatest extent possible. As we continue to commemorate Mental Health Month, please feel free to share our blog posts and social media posts to help spread the word about Ticket to Work.