Being Mentally Healthy
The American Psychiatric Association says more than half of people with mental illness don't receive help for their disorders. Often, people avoid or delay seeking treatment due to concerns about being treated differently or fears of losing their jobs and livelihood. That's because stigma, prejudice, and discrimination against people with mental illness, whether subtle or obvious, is still very much a problem. Understanding what mental illness looks like and how to address and eradicate it can help.
The Olathe Public Schools recognizes the importance of mental health as a component of being an overall healthy person. The resources in this part of our website will help individuals understand mental illness and find resources to get help for themselves, their family members, and others. While you will find resources categorized by purpose, all resources can be accessed by anyone seeking to learn more or get support for themselves or others.
Here are two very important numbers that you might post on the refrigerator, computer, bulletin board, and other obvious places in your home, school, or workplace.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: 741741