National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is July

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 25 percent of adult Americans suffer from a mental illness. Many minorities are unlikely to report these kinds of conditions and even less likely to seek benefits that could make living with a mental illness less difficult.

There are many mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, can qualify a person for Supplemental Security Income benefits. Mental illnesses are often long-term disabilities, staying with a person for the rest of their life.

If you have become disabled due to a mental condition, the Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, can help you seek benefits. Contact them at (800) 520-3633.