May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post for May 2nd

So very important. Sharing. Do the statistics surprise you?

My Loud Whispers of Hope

Prevalence of Mental Illness:

  • 1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia.
  • 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder.
  • 6.9% of adults in the U.S.ā€”16 millionā€”had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
  • 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.
  • Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance abuse disorder, 50.5%ā€”10.2 million adultsā€”had a co-occurring mental illness.

I will be posting something important about mental illness every day throughout the month of May on my blog in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

PleaseĀ keep visitingĀ my blog My Loud Bipolar Whispers and look for statistics or other beneficialĀ information related to mental illness to increase awareness, educate, reduce mental illness stigma and reduce suicides.

It is crucial and imperative for all ofā€¦

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Song Lyrics – Name That Tune

The think this was my favorite song a year ago.  Came up in my FB feed.  I forget the name though.  Anyone know?  

What if

What if we start to drive

What if

What if we close our eyes

What if

We’re speeding through red lights into paradise

‘Cause we’ve no time for getting old

Mortal bodies, timeless souls

Cross your fingers, here we go

Oh, oh, oh