The latest installment of STHS Behavioral’s “Let’s Talk Mental Health” series will highlight local and online resources available to individuals who may be struggling with their mental health

One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But among adults in nonmetropolitan areas, only 48% of those with a mental illness received treatment and only 62% of those with a serious mental illness received treatment.

For many Americans, living with mental illness will always be a battle; but getting the proper treatment will help them improve their overall quality of life by making their condition more manageable and giving them the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest.

On the other hand, when mental illness is left untreated, it can lead to the development of other serious diseases, hospitalization, or even death.

One of the biggest challenges to getting the treatment one needs is knowing where to go for help. 

To help provide better access to the mental health-related care and support they need, South Texas Health System Behavioral will host a virtual discussion entitled “Let’s Talk Where to Go for Mental Health Support.” Part of its monthly webinar series aimed at breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness, the free online event will highlight the local and online mental health resources available in our community.

The webinar will take place via Zoom and live through South Texas Health System’s Facebook page on Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the South Texas Health System’s Facebook events page.

Who:South Texas Health System Behavioral
What:FREE virtual seminar entitled “Let’s Talk Mental Health Support”
When:Tuesday, May 4, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where:Online via Zoom on through STHS’ Facebook page 
Pre-registration recommended, not required.  
Zoom Meeting ID: 922 7497 9896 
Passcode: 553160

About South Texas Health System 

South Texas Health System is a multi-facility healthcare system serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The system includes four acute care facility campuses with specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular services, maternity and women’s health and trauma services. Inpatient and outpatient treatment for behavioral health needs and addictive disorders is also provided through the system’s South Texas Health System Behavioral facility. South Texas Health System is affiliated with the South Texas Clinical Partners ACO, Prominence Health Plan, and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. The system operates an advanced Level I Trauma Center at South Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only freestanding children’s facility and pediatric ER at South Texas Health System Children’s, the region’s only freestanding heart hospital and specialized cardiac ER at South Texas Health System Heart, and six freestanding emergency rooms located in and around Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, McAllen and Alamo. For more information about the system and its comprehensive services, please visit

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