Phone: 724.981.1884 • Fax: 724.981.4838 • Email: uwmc@uwmercercounty.org • 493 South Hermitage Road • Hermitage, PA  16148

United Way of Mercer County Logo

STAMP OUT STIGMA

SOS-LogoThe Stamp Out Stigma initiative (S.O.S.) is a collaboration between United Way of Mercer County and area healthcare and social service providers.

S.O.S. exists to educate the public.

  • An estimated 26% of adults have a diagnosable mental illness in any given year
  • About 21% of children ages 9 to 17 have a diagnosable mental or addictive illness.
  • Half of us will have a mental health issue during our lifetime.
  • Less than one-third of adults with a mental health issue will get help.
  • Up to 90% of those who get help are able to significantly reduce symptoms and improve their quality of life.

As a society, we must improve these statistics.  To learn more about S.O.S., go here.