May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 8th

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I missed yesterday. As they say, better late than never. This is my Lulu. More stats to increase the awareness.

My Loud Bipolar Whispers

Depression

Who is Affected by Depression?

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO),350 million people of all ages worldwide suffer from depression.
  • The NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) estimates that in the United States, 16 million adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2012. That’s 6.9 percent of the population.
  • Depression is a leading cause of disability. ~Jan 28, 2015
  • Depression is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
  • More women are affected by depression than men.
  • Depression causes people to lose pleasure from daily life, can complicate other medical conditions, and can even be serious enough to lead to suicide.
  • Depression can occur to anyone, at any age, and to people of any race or ethnic group.  Depression is never a “normal” part of life, no matter what your age, gender or health situation.
  • While the majority of individuals with depression have…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 9th

Life

Re blogging an important message. The more you know, the better educated you’ll be. And it’s only 5/9/17. Stats are being shared daily.

My Loud Bipolar Whispers

Bipolar Disorder

I have bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people experience intermittent abnormally elevated (manic or hypomanic) and, in many cases, abnormally depressed states for periods of time in a way that interferes with their functioning of life.

Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6%. (National Institute of Mental Health)

The mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder) are by far the most common psychiatric conditions associatedwith SUICIDE.

At least 25% to 50% of patients with bipolar disorder also attempt suicide at least once.

Bipolar Statistics

Total number of US adults who are currently diagnosed as Bi-Polar 5,890,000
Percent of US adults that suffer from a Bipolar disorder 2.65 %
Average age of a Bipolar disorder onset 25 years old
Percent chance a child will also develop a Bipolar disorder when 1 parent has an existing case 23 %

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