October 10 is World Mental Health Day

The goal is to raise awareness about mental health issues and discuss expanding access to care for people who are struggling. additionally, it's a chance to highlight the struggles many young people face.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 7:10 PM
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 10:38 PM

(AP)-Wednesday is World Mental Health -- observed every year on October 10th.

The goal is to raise awareness about mental health issues and discuss expanding access to care for people who are struggling.
additionally, it's a chance to highlight the struggles many young people face.

The World Health Organization reports that half of all mental illness begins by age 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated.

How can we help? take people who voice their concerns seriously.

"Also going out there and getting that treatment at local community local health centers, getting support from family and friends, utilizing support groups which we operate as well, and other local therapists," said Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana Director of Operations Valeria McKain.

According to the World Health Organization, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-to-29-year-olds.
depression, addiction, and eating disorders are of particular concern

If you or someone you care about is struggling with a mental health challenge, visit https://mhanortheastindiana.org/

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