President of Mental Health America to Discuss Mental Health Month

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Half of all Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition in their lifetime.

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Free, confidential online screening tools are available to anybody who thinks they may be living with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD or Bipolar Disorder.

May is Mental Health Month and Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of the organization that founded the event over half a decade ago, will be conducting satellite interviews to discuss the importance of mental health awareness and combatting the stigma that often prevents people from getting the care they need. Gionfriddo will also discuss free, confidential online screening tools available to anybody who thinks they may be living with Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Bipolar Disorder.

In addition to being a former mayor and state legislator, Gionfriddo is the father of a son with Schizophrenia who is also homeless — a story he shared in his book Losing Tim.

Gionfriddo will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 4th. This video is only 1:30 and provides a good indication of how Gionfriddo comes across in interviews and some quick additional information about his compelling story.

***Who: Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America

***What: Satellite interviews to discuss Mental Health Month and free online screening tools

***When: Monday, May 4, 2015, from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. EDT

About Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.

To view MHA’s downloadable toolkit for outreach activities and their free online mental health screening tools click the links below:

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