Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Is...

May marks an especially exciting time for AAHI as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month!

According to the Office of Minority Health, mental illness affects one in four adults and one in ten children in the United States. Asian Americans are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services, and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care. During Mental Health Awareness Month, AAHI encourages you to help raise awareness in your organization and community!

As a reminder, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services' African American Health Program, Asian American Health Initiative, and Latino Health Initiative are hosting their free training workshop, "Mental Health in Our Communities," as part of the Empowering Community Health Organizations (E.C.H.O.) Project. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. and will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building, Great Hall at One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. It will provide an overview of mental health, its disparities, and support services in Montgomery County. Participants will have the opportunity to share their communities' experiences with accessing mental health services.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please register by Friday, May 9, 2014. You can complete the registration form by clicking here or by calling Shannon Lee, AAHI Office Services Coordinator, at 240-777-4517. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lee via telephone or email at

AAHI is looking forward to celebrating another awareness month in May. Can you guess what it is? Stay tuned to our social media to find out!

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