Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers.

Maverick County Hospital District is observing Mental Illness Awareness Week from October 4-10 with other participants across the country in order to raise awareness to the issue that affects millions.

Through these efforts we are focused on educating the public, fighting stigma, and providing support. During this time we highlight those problems and come together as one unified voice to better address this illness.

MCHD takes to heart this year’s theme, “What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know”.

Elias Diaz, LMFT offers mental health services and is ready to assist anyone in need. Diaz states that many mental health problems are often overlooked and in many cases never addressed. Living with any mental health ailment or psychological issues can often weigh heavy on the individual, their loved ones, and society as a whole.

Mental health is a top priority for MCHD, and has integrated mental health care into its health care setting.

Physical illness issues often lead to mental health and behavioral problems that add to the un-denying issues of a patient’s well-being. Those issues must be addressed and MCHD is here to address them.

For more information about Mental Illness Awareness Week, please contact us at (830) 757-4900 or(830) 757-4901.

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