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What do you think of when you think of mental illness?
A brain that doesn't behave the way you think it should?
Or one that takes you to some pretty dark places?
Or keeps you up in the middle of the night?
Do you think of the fun other people seem to be having around you?
Or do you think of someone you wish was still around?
Whatever you think of mental illness, don't think you're alone.
Nearly half of American Adults will experience some form of mental health condition in their
That means when you're at the office, the grocery, or grabbing coffee, you're likely
standing right next to someone who can relate to what you or a loved one are going through.
But about half of people living with a mental health condition have received no care in
the past year, which can lead to unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration,
In the United States, the cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars
each year, but what we really lose is so much greater.
It's time we worked together so everyone can live healthier, happier lives.
We need public education and programming that supports everyone's journey to mental health
We need services in place to support people whose journeys are a little rockier.
And we need research so we can be more effective along the way.
It's time to think differently about mental illness. For more information, and to learn
what you can do for yourself or someone else, visit mentalhealthamerica.net