Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Mental disorders are among the leading causes of disability and ill-health around the world, affecting one in five people globally. That’s more than the populations of New York and Florida combined.

  • Women are more likely to get help for mental health issues.

  • 90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness.

  • Depression is about twice as likely to occur in people with heart disease compared with the general population.

  • 18% of Americans live with an anxiety disorder, and 6.9% suffer from severe depression.

  • Currently, there are various mental health treatments available. Still, even with all of these available interventions in place, almost two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional. Additionally, even those who do receive contemporary treatments can sometimes find that they are ineffective.

  • There is a consistent problem of patients prematurely withdrawing from their treatment programs. In fact, each year, approximately one-fifth of adults enrolled in mental health treatment drop out before completing the recommended course, therein reducing the effectiveness of the treatment plan.

It is also estimated that approximately 20-25% of the homeless

population suffers from some form of mental illness. Alone and

without any type of treatment.

There has to be a better way.

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