I have worked in the Mental Health and Addictions field for close to 20 years. During that time I have had the opportunity to write several articles on reducing the stigma of mental health, as well as articles supporting others to seek out help and guidance. Those who struggle with issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression, are not alone. The month of May is very important to me as it marks a time where our Nation strives to increase awareness and decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. For more than 60 years, organizations and agencies have provided individuals and communities with the opportunity to learn about mental health issues and raise awareness to the hidden illnesses that affect millions of people.