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

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My Loud Bipolar Whispers

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.—16 million—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%—10.2 million adults—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 .

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

It is crucial and imperative for all of…

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7 thoughts on “May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post for May 2nd

  1. The medical and insurance community could help with “expensive” chemistry diagnosing instead of throwing the drug de jour at depression and often making the problem worse so that the suffering believe themselves better off by self medicating with alcohol and non mainstream drug acquisition. Not every junkie, drunk, oxy stoner is standing on the corner. They’re in the expensive car next to you at a stop light. And that needs to be fixed.

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