For 2021’s Mental Health Awareness Month NAMI continues to amplify the message of “You Are Not Alone”. Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness every year. 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness, where 17% of youth (6-17 years) experience a mental health disorder. According to NAMI, the average delay between symptom onset and treatment is 11 years. It is NAMI’s hope to realize the shared vision of a nation where everyone affected by mental illness can get the support and quality care to live healthy and fulfilled lives- a nation where no one feels alone in their struggle.