Each year during the first week of October, efforts are made to draw attention to the millions of people suffering with mental illness in an effort to drive understanding, support and hope. Mental illness, or mental health disorder, refers to a wide range of illnesses or conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior. Certain examples include anxiety, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD,) panic attack, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Individuals may experience short-term episodes or long-term illness that impacts their day to day lives. Serious mental Illness (SMI) impacts functional abilities and limits major life activities.
Mental illness is a significant health issue for the United States. According to the CDC, over 50% of people in the US will be diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime, and 1 in 5 adults will experience mental health issues in any given year. It is time to recognize and address the need for mental health treatment.
Mental illness can be treated with psychotherapy and/or medications. If you or a loved one needs help with mental illness, call us today. 702-608-1976. There is help and hope.
Click on the link for more resources – Mental Health Awareness Resources | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness