Our society has made great progress in destigmatizing mental health over the years. People are beginning to discuss mental health more openly and are sharing their personal experiences as a way to heal and educate the public. However, there is still much work to be done to fully understand and accept mental illness. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that over 40% of adults over the age of 18 have a mental illness. With the rise of mental health awareness and an increase in the number of people diagnosed, the United States has approximately 500,000 mental health professionals that spend every day helping the millions of people in need.
Our team at the Law Offices of Kevin J Roach, LLC is passionate about mental health awareness and understands the importance of mental health professionals. That is why, our firm is proud to announce our Mental Health Advocacy Nomination as our way to honor medical field professionals, teachers, psychologists, and therapists who go above and beyond every day to advocate for mental health on behalf of those who need the support.
In the past year, mental health cases have significantly risen due to COVID-19. Over this past summer, 53% of adults reported that the coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health which has caused more people to seek the help of mental health specialists. Online therapists have seen a 65% increase in patients from this time last year. When people are struggling with their own mental health, having someone to support and advocate for you can make a world of a difference. Mental health professionals work tirelessly every day and we want to give these individuals a chance to be recognized, supported, and celebrated!
Through this nomination, we will be awarding $500 to one deserving mental health professional in Missouri, to be used as they wish. We need your help in acknowledging these exemplary individuals who go above and beyond to take care of their patients and advocate for mental health. This is an opportunity to thank and give back to someone who is working to destigmatize mental health and/or making a positive impact on their patient’s lives. To nominate someone, please fill out the form below.
The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2021.
*Please only submit one nomination per mental health professional. This nomination is NOT based on how many times you submit, but on your description of why the person deserves the award. In your description, you may include ways in which they have helped you in your mental health journey, examples of their positive attitude and personality, and reasons why they are an exceptional mental health advocate. You may nominate multiple people in separate submissions.