It is an unfortunate but undeniable fact that the United States is facing a serious mental health crisis.  According to CNN, 90% of adults believe that we are in a state of crisis, with specific groups being among the most at risk.  This includes teenagers, minorities, and veterans, just to name a few. 

The State of Rhode Island is experiencing this crisis at a rate comparable to that of the nation.  The confluence of many factors:  the Covid pandemic, toxic social media, political stressors, and isolation brought about from work-from-home have combined to create an atmosphere in society ripe for mental illness.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  WPRO is committing to spend the month doing a deep dive into all facets of mental health issues.  Throughout the month, WPRO hosts will address the topic from a different point of view in an in-depth manner.  They will address the stigma and the solutions; they will talk to experts and those who are suffering.  The hope is that we can work together to begin a journey to mitigate the impact of mental illness in our community.

Mental Health Awareness Month

About Our Sponsor:

The mission of NAMI Rhode Island is to educate the public about mental illness; to offer resources and support to all whose lives are touched by mental illness; to advocate at every level to ensure the rights and dignity of those with mental illness; and to promote research in the science and treatment of mental illness. [Learn More]

NAMI Rhode Island serves residents across the state with free mental health support, online groups, resources and education.

View the links below for more information or call the NAMI Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M-F, 10 am – 10 pm, ET.

Support Groups          → In Crisis
Resources                  → Education
Events                       → Advocacy

Thank you to the following community partners for supporting “Mental Health Awareness Month” on WPRO: