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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 4, 2022
In 1949 Mental Heath America, with the help of the Jaycees, launched the first Mental Health Week (which would later become a month) to educate and inform citizens about mental illness and mental health.
Today, more than 70 years later, much progress has been made and much work remains left to be done.
Through our Erikson Institute, Riggs is committed to mental health education, research, and advocacy that helps clinicians, educators, researchers, and scholars understand and respond to problems individuals, groups, and society face. 
One specific area of focus of advocacy for Riggs, and an area where there is more work to be done, is mental health parity. Read what our Medical Director/CEO Eric Plakun, MD, has to say about the recent reversal of Wit v. UBH along with some helpful parity resources.
Please take a minute to browse this partial listing of Mental Health Awareness Month resources and information below: