The Diversity Committee at Cuddy & Feder LLP is proud to acknowledge May as Mental Health Awareness Month. This month-long observance, established in 1949, aims to raise awareness, combat stigma, and provide assistance and resources to those facing mental health challenges.
Mental health is a vital aspect of our overall well-being, and it is essential that we prioritize it in our daily lives. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the impact of mental health conditions is profound:
• 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.
• 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.
• 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
• 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.
Many colleagues at Cuddy & Feder joined together in wearing the color green as a symbolic gesture demonstrating our firm’s unwavering support for mental health awareness. This united display of green serves as a powerful reminder of our deep care and concern for our colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, Cuddy & Feder reaffirms its commitment to prioritize mental well-being and foster a supportive environment for all. By promoting awareness, providing resources, and encouraging self-care, we strive to create a culture where mental health is valued and supported.