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.