Why? Mental Health Awareness Month!

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Mental illness is more common in the United States than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, impacting one in four adults. With proper treatment, 70-90% of those affected by mental illness will experience a significant reduction in symptoms and an improved quality of life. (Source)

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Recovery Resources, a Cleveland non-profit dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, is co-hosting a Client Art Show with the Cuyahoga County Justice Center now through May 31, to mark Mental Health Awareness Month.

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The works of art that are displayed were all created by Recovery Resources clients and demonstrate their creativity and determination. Some pieces of artwork are for sale.

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This Client Art Show is a wonderful way to celebrate the successes achieved with Recovery Resources, as well as highlight the prevalence and help remove some of the stigma of mental illness. In this video, Judge Deena Calabrese discusses the importance and impact of the Recovery Resources Client Art Show.

Be sure to stop by the Cuyahoga County Justice Center before May 31 to take a look for yourself.

If you or someone you know is showing signs of mental illness, have an open and honest discussion, without judgment. Offer your support and encouragement. Also, click here to find out more about Recovery Resources services, including the Warm Line Telephone and Mobile Crisis Team.

Mental illness and proper treatment for mental illness are critical issues in our country. Recovery Resources is helping to shine light on these issues and provide much-needed services, particularly in Mental Health Awareness Month.

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