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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mainstream Living has provided services to people with mental illness for the past 36 years. Do you want to test your knowledge of mental health and learn more about the services Mainstream Living has to offer? Take the quiz and then email acorrieri@mainstreamliving.com with one thing you learned.  The first person to respond will win a $10.00 Starbucks gift card.  
Question 1:
“Stigma” refers to:
A. A plan of treatment agreed to by patient and doctor
B. Lack of knowledge about mental health
C. Societal prejudice that can prevent people in need from speaking up or seeking help

Answer:
C. Societal prejudice that can prevent people in need from speaking up or seeking help. There continues to be a stigma associated with mental illness that contributes to feelings of shame and guilt and thereby prevents people from asking for help. Mainstream Living helps to combat stigma by encouraging our members to get involved in the community! 

Question 2:
“Good Mental health” refers to:
A. Achieving a period of 12-18 months without a psychotic episode
B. Striking a balance in all aspects of your life— social, physical, spiritual, economic, mental
C. A constant feeling of contentment

Answer:
B. Striking a balance in all aspects of your life— social, physical, spiritual, economic, mental. Generally speaking, good mental health means achieving a balance between all aspects of life. Mainstream Living promotes this through balanced goals and a holistic approach to mental wellness! 

Question 3:
Who is most likely to experience a mental illness?
A. Poor, uneducated people
B. People with stressful jobs 
C. Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of intelligence, social class, or income level

Answer:
C. Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of intelligence, social class or income level. No one is immune from suffering from mental illness. Mental illness can affect anyone. Mainstream Living is proud to serve and employ a diverse population of members from different cultures and backgrounds! 

Question 4: 
How many adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in a given year?
A. 1 in 5
B. 1 in 50
C. 1 in 500

Answer:
 A. 1 in 5 – that means more than 43 million adults experience mental illness in a given year! Mainstream Living knows that there are people in our community who need mental health services. We work to help those people by providing residential care, supportive community living, and day habilitation services.

Question 5: 
Someone with serious mental illness is 11 times more likely to ______________. 
A. Commit a violent crime
B. Be a victim of a violent crime 
C. Report a violent crime

Answer: 
B. Someone with mental illness is 11 times more likely to be a victim of a violent crime.  Mainstream Living strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for those who are at risk of being victimized. 

Do you want to learn more about Mainstream Living’s Mental Health Programs? Check us out on our website at http://www.mainstreamliving.org/mental-health-services/! 

Resource: www.NAMI.org - National Alliance on Mental Illness

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