Monday, October 5, 2015

Mental Health Statistics

October 4-10 is Mental Health Awareness Week.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), "...mental disorders are common throughout the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year, and...only about half of those affected receive treatment."  To improve your own awareness, explore these statistics from NIMH on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental disorders:

If you believe you might be among the millions with an untreated disorder, that page also links to information about how to find help.  There's no shame in having a mental disorder, so please find the courage to request the help you need.

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