More than half of adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime with 6% experiencing a serious mental illness1. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Yet, mental health is still a very difficult subject to talk about. Knowing this, a group of young professionals formed PR Connect with one simple goal: break down the stigma of talking about mental health and behavioral health treatment.
Today, PR Connect seeks to engage diverse young leaders in West Michigan to give of their time and talent to raise awareness of mental and behavioral health with the young professional audience by hosting community events, fundraising, and serving as an advisory board to the Pine Rest Foundation. We invite you to reach out to us to find out ways you can help spread our message within your communities. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you are interested in joining PR Connect click here for more information.
1. More than half of adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. CDC, Mental Health Surveillance
2. 6% of Americans will experience a serious mental illness in their lifetime. NAMI, About Mental Illness
3. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. NAMI, Mental Illness Fact Sheet (pdf)