Abraham Lincoln. Gandhi. Winston Churchill.
All of these great leaders in history suffered from mental health issues at some point during their life. In America, nearly 30 million adults seek therapy a year for a mental health issue. For the last 23 years, the first week of October has been designated by Congress and the National Alliance on Mental Health as “Mental Health Awareness Week.” People are encouraged to get screened for depression, learn about recovery and understanding and most importantly, increase awareness of the mental health issues in our community and erase any negative stigma attached to it.