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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Pathways to Wellness
PIERRE, S.D. –"Pathways to Wellness” is this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness month during the month of May. Mental Health Awareness month began in 1949 as a way to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness.
“Today, one in four American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of the Department of Social Services. “We partner with the community mental health centers, located throughout the state, to identify behavioral health needs and provide appropriate treatment to help both adults and children with the recovery process.”
During the month of May, please keep in mind these effective tools to use in supporting your own mental health and living life well:
There are community mental health centers located across South Dakota that provide mental health services. For more information, go to: http://dss.sd.gov/behavioralhealthservices/community/centers.asp