Let your voice be heard
Mental illnesses affect all ages, income levels, genders and races. It is a community issue that requires community solutions. Be Kind 2 the Mind is a mental health initiative designed to raise awareness of mental illness, educate our community about the need for increased public investment in mental health resources and, most importantly, encourage people to be part of the solution.
Mental health needs in WNY and throughout the United States are constantly growing and are part of every aspect of our society. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in America experiences a mental illness and nearly one in twenty five adults in America lives with a serious mental illness. Despite its prevalence, last year, 60% of those living with a mental illness did not receive mental health services.
As a community, we need to take action and advocate for more public funding and better resources.