You might be surprised to know that more people are affected by mental illness than diabetes, heart disease and cancer. That’s one in four adults. Still there is still stigma and misconceptions attached to mental illness. Which is why the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services developed an innovative program called Healthy Minds Philly. Their website offers online screening and access to resources. You can even sign up for a free adult Mental Health First Aid Course to learn how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Check out 5 Things You Need to Know about Healthy Minds with Dana Careless, Director of Health Promotion at the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services and know that there is help out there.
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