In 1949, May was established as National Mental Health Awareness Month. This national movement aims to raise awareness about mental health. Over 450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet nearly two thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment. Mental health issues are much more common than we realize – it is estimated that more than half of all Americans will face mental health challenges in their lifetime. Mental health is just as important as physical health and at Private Home Health Care we encourage people to live their healthiest and best lives. Every May for Mental Health Awareness Month, Americans are called upon to help #breakthestigma about mental health.