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May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition, SEWI wants to continue to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and destigmatize mental health illnesses.  We recognize that millions of people are living with mental illness and we want to show our love and support. 


In partnership with Edward Avedis Fine Jewelry who has designed jewelry for Lady Gaga and other A list celebrities, we have created a beautiful bracelet of gold filled beads and 3 onyx green beads in the middle hand strung on a stretchable cord to show our solidarity for those of us that are living with a mental illness, have a loved one with a mental illness or just want to demonstrate support. The 3 onyx green beads in the middle represent important stages in the fight against mental health illnesses: Awareness, Treatment &


Don't want a bracelet? Consider a donation to SEWI to  demonstrate your commitment to youth mental health in our communities.

Mental Health Facts 

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20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition.

50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 & 75% by age 24.

37% of students with a mental health condition age 14 and older drop out of school the highest.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.

Mental Health Resources 

Mental Health Screening tool 

Reach out to SEWI - Email us at 


National Suicide Prevention Line: 


Mental Health America Hotline:

Text MHA to 741741

Crisis Text Line:

Text Connect to 741741. 

LGBTQ+ Support & Resources 

Learn more about mental health here

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