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ADHD Awareness Month

October is ADHD Awareness month. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An estimated 9% of children between ages 3–17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in…

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Mental Health Screening Month

October is Mental Health Screening Month. View the video below to help you see a pattern of behavior and learn how to reach out in a supportive way. If everyone is screened for mental health, these children and young adults who experience symptoms that could indicate a mental challenge are more likely to be identified…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness during Mental Illness Awareness Week on Oct. 1-7, 2017. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. We believe that mental health issues are important to address year-round, but highlighting them…

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