The efforts of Gateway's Regional Community Collaboratives were recently featured in the Brunswick News: Mental health first aid program aims to tackle stigma

By BRITTANY TATE The Brunswick News Jul 26, 2016

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults — approximately 61.5 million Americans — experiences mental illness in a given year, and one in 17 — about 13.6 million — live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.

The sad reality of those figures is mental illness can be difficult to distinguish from normal mental health, mainly because there’s a broad range of disorders shrouded in secrecy, embarrassment and misunderstanding.

But the stigmas surrounding mental disorders continue to uphold a barrier between those who reluctantly seek care and those who view the mentally ill as dangerous and unstable....

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