It's brain health not mental illness
The brain can get sick too.
Brain Health Now℠ is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding the term “mental illness”. Over 50 million Americans have diagnosable brain health disorders each year. These disorders remain shrouded in misunderstanding and stigma, which is one reason why we need to reframe the conversation away from mental illness and toward brain health. Our goal is to decrease the stigma by inspiring the public to use different words. Brain health issues and disorders, rather being character flaws or personal weaknesses, have biological and neurological basis and often can be successfully treated.
We do not provide medical advice, referrals or recommendations.
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Could your school benefit from a Brain Health Retreat Room?
The Brain Health Retreat Rooms℠ create a place where high school students and staff can feel comfortable and safe.
Over 50 million americans
have a diagnosable mental disorder each year
1 in 5 Adults
Experience mental illness
MRI images help identify compromised areas of the brain.
Our volunteers work with educators and government to improve both the awareness of and funding for brain health issues.
Brain health is vital. So is the way we talk about it.
Brain Health Resources
Iowa MHDS (Mental Health/Disability Services) Regions work with local care providers across the state to ensure you're not alone when it comes to addressing concerns with brain health, personal wellbeing, developmental disabilities, addiction and more. We're ensuring that a range of affordable, well-organized and high-quality health services are available for you, wherever and whenever you need them.FIND RESOURCES AT MHDS