BY: Neighbors’ Consejo|
Maybe you did not know, but 27 years ago, a nonprofit was formed in Washington D.C. that cares for your mental health and accompanies you within the community. We are talking about Neighbors’ Consejo, a place where your emotional wellbeing and happiness is our priority.
Under the values and principles of faith, excellence, integrity, respect, solidarity, service, courage, collaboration, social responsibility and human development and wellbeing  , we work to help our most needy neighbors, always in the hands of professionals such as psychologist, psychiatrist and social workers, ready to listen and support you 24/7 completely free.
“Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020). Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe  .” The same source, National Institute of Mental Health, affirms that:
- In 2020, there were an estimated 52.9 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with Any Mental Illness (AMI). This number represented 21% of U.S. adults.
- The prevalence of AMI was higher among females (25.8%) than males (15.8%).
- Young adults aged 18-25 years had the highest prevalence of AMI compared to adults aged 26-49 years (25.3%) and aged 50 and older (14.5%).
- The prevalence of AMI was highest among the adults reporting two or more races (35.8%) followed by White adults (22.6%).
That is why we strive to make the community aware of the importance of mental health through completely free content on social networks, as well as our services. Within which you can find articles in English  and Spanish  , a dictionary of mental health  , news  and even conversations with day-to-day topics  .
According to The American Journal of Psychiatry  , “The United States has long been described as a melting pot of cultures, a country of immigrants. With over 41 million foreign-born U.S. residents- 13% of the total population- the relationship between immigration and risk of psychiatric illness has significant public health implications.” This situation allowed us to make visible how we change the lives of our neighbors, because though their life testimonies, we confirm that we are motivated by the wellbeing of people within the community, who, once they overcome their mental health condition, will be able to help others. Joining hands, we help our neighbors!
Therefore, if you are sad, you feel lonely, perhaps you do not want to share with your family and friends, you have lost your appetite and the desire to live or to continue with your activities, among other behaviors with negative emotions, you can call or write to us, or go to one of our two offices, we are ready to support you. Remember that you are not alone  .
Finally, we are a nonprofit organization that receives donations in order to continue serving, which is why we invite you to consider helping and do so at https://neighborsc.org/donate/ thank you.