Rep. David Schweikert supports Mental Health Awareness Month

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Since 1949, America has recognized May as Mental Health Month. The Coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the importance of Mental Health. As a result of the pandemic, mental health issues have skyrocketed. In Arizona, nearly 4.6% of the population suffers from serious mental health issues such as bipolar disorder and major depression. In the past year, that number has risen. It is important to take care of yourself, and seek help when it is needed.

In light of this month, Rep. David Schweikert shared his support on Twitter, saying, “May is Mental Health Awareness Month. 1 in 5 people in the U.S has a mental health condition. It is important to take care of your mental health today, and every day.”

If you or a family member struggles with mental health issues, call the National Alliance on Mental Health hotline (800-950-NAMI) or visit their website today.