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Reducing the Stigma: 1 in 4 Ohioans Struggles with Mental Illness

Written by  Ohio News Connection

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mental illness may be more common than many people assume, with an estimated one in four Ohioans experiencing a mental health challenge at some point in their lifetime.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Katie Dillon with NAMI Ohio says discrimination is a major barrier to those who are seeking treatment. Her group works to end the stigmas associated with mental disorders:

This summer, NAMI Ohio is launching a mobile bus campaign and representatives will travel to over 100 communities around the state to educate the public about mental illness and build support for the almost three-million Ohioans who experience mental health disorders.

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