May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and after the stress the COVID Pandemic caused for everyone, being aware of your mental health is more important than ever. Brentwood Hospital wants to help with coping skills, awareness, and treatment options when necessary. Offering HOPE, Brentwood Hospital is always here to help, especially during Mental Health Month.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and after a rocky 2020, people are ready for a more hopeful tomorrow.

New survey data from Healthline, the #1 online health resource, reveals 48% of Americans are in a more positive headspace after recent events such as the Chauvin trial verdict and the U.S.’ re-entrance into the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In fact, 45% of people said the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial had a positive impact on their mental health; 61% of which were African Americans and 56% of which were Asian. Additionally, over half (57%) are feeling optimistic about the Paris Agreement.

Erin Petersen-Edge, Editor-in-Chief of notes that, "While many Americans are feeling more optimistic following recent events in the fights for racial and environmental justice, it’s important that we stay focused on the work ahead -- and that we support each other along the way. Caring for our collective mental health has never been more important. Let’s lead with empathy, and remember to check in on our loved ones."

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People with mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed during an encounter with police officers.

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