Monarch CEO, Psychiatrist featured on NBC Charlotte Today – May 12

May is Mental Health Month started 65 years ago by Mental Health America, to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. For more information about Mental Health Month, visit Mental Health America’s web site at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

The following are additional important mental health resources. To learn more, visit:

• National Alliance on Mental Illness – www.NAMI.org
• National Institute of Mental Health – www.nimh.nih.gov • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) – www.samhsa.gov/ or www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/
• American Psychological Association (APA) – www.apa.org/
• Mental Health First Aid- www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Established in 1958, Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and is CABHA certified. Monarch, which operates The Arc of Stanly County, is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525.