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3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Day1023Detroit, MI:The impact that mental health has on society today is monumental.There are countless individuals in the United States alone who are facing the challenges that come from living life with emotional disturbances which include stress, depression, anxiety, and OCD.  Approximately 58 million Americans suffer from a mental health disorder each year, which is the equivalent of about 26% of the adult population in the US. In children and adolescents, an estimated one in every five children will suffer from some form of mental health condition each year. In the state of Michigan 10.2% of the population suffers from major depression compared to 8.7% of the overall US population. By 2030, major depression will surpass heart disease to become the number one burden of disease in the world (Michigan Department of Community Health).  Additionally, many times emotional disturbances negatively impacts one’s overall physical health.

At StoneCrest Center, we are committed to improving the lives of our community and we are also committed to helping create a voice for people with mental illness. We want to help fight the stigma of mental illness by educating the public, providing support for those in need, and advocating for equal care.

On October 23, 2014, StoneCrest Center will be holding Our Third Annual Mental Health Awareness Day by providing a Community Health Fair. Our hospital will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., we will be providing free screenings for mental health concerns like depression and anxiety, as well as screenings for physical health concerns including blood pressure checks. We will partner with Detroit Wayne CMHA to sign up the uninsured with the Healthy Michigan plan. With featured guests, The Dr. Nandi Television Show and Touched by The Light Foundation, we will also provide information about breast cancer, suicide prevention, substance abuse, key community resources, and much more.

StoneCrest Center located in Detroit, is a safe place to turn in your time of need and we believe that “Everybody is Somebody in Our Community.” Our compassionate staff is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for patients with mild to severe or life-threatening mental health challenges. StoneCrest offers specialized treatment to adults, adolescents, mentally impaired developmentally disabled and geriatric populations.

For additional Information:

Sonya Smith
Director, Business Development
15000 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48205
Sonya.smith@acadiahealthcare.com
313-245-0644

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