This guest post is written by Lateef Habib
For 50 years, our country has recognized May as “Mental Health Month” to draw awareness about mental illness and the importance of mental wellness for all.
In recognition of this month, the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board, with and our partners have developed a calendar of over 30 free community events to be held throughout lower Fairfield County during this month.
It is also important to recognize that while mental disorders may touch all Americans, not all Americans have equal access to treatment and services. A recent study helped support that sociological factors, such as race and ethnicity, and patient health insurance status, influence treatment plans and access.
For this reason, we are appreciative of all our community partners who are working tirelessly to close the gap in mental health care in Connecticut.
For additional details of each event, please click here.
Lateef Habib, a graduate of Columbia University, with a master’s in social work and a bachelor’s in psychology from Siena College, and a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award from the Fairfield County Business Journal. He is the Clinical Coordinator for outpatient services at Norwalk Hospital, and cherishes family time with his wife and two sons. He can be reached by email at lateef <dot> habib <at> norwalkhealth <dot> org