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DBHIDS and the Philadelphia Phillies Aim to Strike Out Stigma

Philadelphia Phillies LogoMay is National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is pleased to have the Philadelphia Phillies host Mental Health Awareness Night on Monday, May 21, at 7:05 p.m. as the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves!

Join us for an evening at Citizens Bank Park and receive information on how you, and your family, friends, and colleagues can get access to services and resources designed to help us have strong emotional well-being. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time where organizations such as DBHIDS and its partners conduct many activities to increase awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental health challenges.

Studies show that approximately 18 percent of Americans are living with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Many mental health challenges can be avoided by taking positive lifestyle choices in how we act and think before they can manifest. Events like Mental Health Awareness Night strive to help people combat the negative attitudes and debunk misconceptions surrounding mental illnesses.

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally. Paying attention to both your physical health and your mental health can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.

So, get tickets now and join us on Monday, May 21, as our Philadelphia Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves and be a part of the solution! We look forward to seeing you as we #StrikeOutStigma!

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