The Conversation: May is Mental Health Month
We see mental illness when we walk or drive by the homeless on our streets and it touches us when someone we know has lost a loved one to suicide or we go through the loss ourselves.
The five most common mental health disorders include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse and attention deficit disorder ADD/ADHD.
Despite the stigma surrounding mental health illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in any given year.
Joining us today are:
- Trisha Kajimura, Executive Dir. of the Hawaii Chapter of Mental Health America
- Kumi Macdonald, Executive Dir. of NAMI Hawaii
- Adam Coles, Clinical Director of Maui Family Guidance Center
- Wayne Law, Kauai Program Services Manager for Mental Health Kokua