The key to change is awareness.  Share the following images on Twitter to help educate others on the impact mental health conditions and addiction have on millions of Americans every day.  It’s time to break the silence. Speak #NOWoutloud.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease.

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The estimated cost of serious mental illness in the U.S. each year from health expenditures, disability benefits, and lost earnings is $300 billion.

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More than 1,000 suicides happen on college campuses every year.

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Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental health condition drop out of high school.

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LGBTQ individuals are 2 or more times more likely as straight individuals to have a mental health condition.

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70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition.

Approximately 10.2 million adults have co-occuring mental health and addiction disorders.

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Affiliated Organizations
American Foundation for Soucide Prevention
National Council for Behavioral Health
Mental Health America
American Psycological Association
Legal Action Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The Kennedy Forum
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Families for depression awareness
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Facing Addiction