Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US suffer from mental illness. These battles, all 42 million of them annually, affect not only the patient but also the families, friends and support networks of these individuals. Now take that 1 in 5 figure and expand it to include every person who has been impacted by mental illness indirectly. If you haven’t already related to this statistic, imagine the staggering number of people around you, in your next class, in this Handle Bar community who know it all too well, and rarely speak about it.
We are excited to introduce a new, charitable branch of the Handle Bar, called Handle With Care. Handle With Care is a movement to raise awareness on mental health and battle the stigma associated with mental illness.
We believe that mental health and physical health are inextricably linked and we aim to build upon this connection with our events, podcasts, newsletters and of course our conversation with you - our community. Whether you are directly impacted by mental illness, or if you are simply passionate about your own wellness, join the conversation. Let's peel away the stigma, and get real about mental health.