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.