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Mental health services are easy to obtain in DuPage County

Thu May 19, 2016

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the DuPage County Health Department reminds all county residents that behavioral health services are easy to obtain in DuPage County and information can be obtained with a phone call.
The opening of the health department's Community Center in 2015 has helped raise awareness of behavioral health services and expanded the available programs. The health department is sharing space in the Community Center with the National Alliance on Mental Illness / DuPage County so services are also available to a larger population.
Everyone should be aware that one in four adults experiences mental health problems every year. Those symptoms can contribute to the onset of serious mental health conditions, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Among children and adolescents, one in five persons experiences serious emotional disorders every year. Approximately half of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14 and three-quarters of those illnesses appear by age 24.

The health department encourages all county residents to learn more about mental health conditions. By raising awareness, we can help end the stigma surrounding mental illness, which too often discourages people from getting help when they need it.
For more information about available resources, please contact the health department at (630) 682-7400.

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