The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Here at Ark we acknowledge that mental health is very important. We would like to acknowledge those who maybe suffering with any mental illness. Mental health topics should not be stigmatized. According to NAMI 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition; According to the school of social work at Cal State San Bernardino children in California between 12-17 have experienced at least one major depressive episode within the last 12 months.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness we assure you there is hope and there is happiness. Consider talking to a professional therapist, counselor, or doctor. They may be able to give you resources you need. For California there is AB895 to help younger individuals to receive the help they need. Flyer 1
Hoping everyone has lovely weekend.