Mental health plays a significant role in our lives. According to many studies Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. More than double the rates of homicide. It is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly. The area of mental health covers a lot of issues. We will not address all of them, but we will provide some information. Below are some facts on this topic.
- One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue
- One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression
- One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression
- Friends and family can help a loved one with mental health issues
- It has been suggested that the following items could cause poor mental health childhood abuse, trauma, or neglect. social isolation or loneliness. experiencing discrimination and stigmas. However please note this list does not include everything that could cause poor mental health
- Many factors can lead to mental illness, including genetics, physical illness or injury, and traumatic life experiences.
- People with mental health issues are generally nonviolent
- Members of the LGBTQ community are twice as likely as straight individuals to have a mental health condition.
- Most people can live productive lives despite having a mental health issue
- Each year, serious mental illnesses cost the U.S. almost $200 billion in lost earnings.
If you think that you or a loved one might be experiencing any mental health issue, please seek help. There are many helpful resources available. We will provide some links and information below.
Substance abuse and mental health services administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
WEBSITE LINK: https://www.samhsa.gov
Mental health first aide
CDC HELP PAGE