According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness "A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life."
"Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible"
"Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan"
The following websites provide a wealth of information about mental health treatment and symptoms.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS
The Take Back the Night March for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky is coming soon. Take Back the Night's missions is to increase the community's awareness about sexual assault while empowering, unifying, and freeing those who have survived incest, rape, or assault and honoring those who have not. The event it planned for . Several of the local universities and high schools are involved in planning the event. See the attached flyer (10th from the top) and social media sites for more information.
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