Help Change the Direction of Mental Health:
Learn the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering

One in five people in the United States has a diagnosable mental health condition.1

Among Hispanics with a diagnosable mental health condition, fewer than 1 in 11 contact a mental health professional.2 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) produced four public service announcements (PSAs) as part of a co-sponsorship agreement with Give an Hour for the Campaign to Change Direction. The PSAs are designed to:

  1. Promote public education and awareness about mental health
  2. Educate our communities about the Five Signs of emotional suffering
  3. Identify resources to access help
  4. Encourage compassion and support for individuals with mental health challenges

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1Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 16-4984, NSDUH Series H-51). Rockville, MD. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FFR1-2015/NSDUH-FFR1-2015/NSDUH-FFR1-2015.htm.
2Office of the Surgeon General (US); Center for Mental Health Services (US); National Institute of Mental Health (US). Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2001 Aug. Chapter 6, Mental Health Care for Hispanic Americans. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44247/.