Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, Mountain Valley and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we join with other organizations to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

Why is this cause important? One in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.

Spread the word! Fight the stigma!