According to, over 44 million American adults have a mental health condition and the rate of youth in U.S. experiencing a condition continue to rise.

Mental health is a specific segment of overall health. It is important to everyone and can have varying levels just as physical health can. It is not simply the absence of a mental disease. The Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance is important to all members of the community because it strives to educate about mental health & substance abuse and reduce the coinciding stigma.