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Mental health issues may not always be visible in some instances, but in Naomi Judd’s case, the country music performer had documented her struggle in her memoir. In River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope, we learn about Naomi’s battle with Severe Treatment-Resistant Depression, sadly it was a war Naomi Judd would ultimately lose.
Mental Health Awareness Month 2022
Since 1949, the organization Mental Health America has been offering screenings, events and toolkits to the media and the masses.
On April 30, 2021, the Biden administration issued a mental health proclamation, which was duly noted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.
“‘A Proclamation on National Mental Health Awareness Month’ [recognized] May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In addition, 34 states have released similar proclamations, declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month statewide.”
The Covid-19 epidemic along with preexisting homelessness, i.e., pre-COVID homelessness, the rising cost of fuel, food prices, and instability among other nations has put a mental strain on many Americans. Situations of this magnitude can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, and other forms of mental illnesses.
Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News.