In the US, one in five adults experiences mental illness each year. And, tragically, suicide is the second leading cause of death among our youth. NAMI MC works to ensure that anyone in Montgomery County affected by mental illness can experience resilience, acceptance, and wellness. It offers free classes and support groups to people living with mental illness, and to their caregivers and family members. Taught by trained volunteers who have lived similar experiences, these programs help participants to feel less alone while accessing critical resources and information. Awareness presentations throughout the county break the silence around mental health, educating youth and adults about the warning signs and ways to help themselves and others. NAMI MC also partners with 18 local schools to provide Sources of Strength, an evidence-based suicide prevention program. Simply put: this place saves lives.
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