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Did you know: 1 in 5 adults, in the US, have a mental health condition. The mental health of the youth, in the US, is worsening. 76% of today’s youth do not obtain enough treatment or care. 56% of American adults do not obtain treatment and lack access to care. The ratio of individuals per professionals, in the US, is 6:1. Alabama has only 1 mental health professional per 1,260 individuals.
Youth with severe depression has increased from 5.9 to 8.2% in 5 years. About 1 in every 25 adults have a serious mental illness in the US. 18.1% of adults in the US experienced an anxiety disorder in 1 year. According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th cause of death in the US. 1 in 100, or 1.1%, of American adults have schizophrenia. 6.1 million American adults have bi-polar disorder, that’s 2.6%. 16 million Americans adults or 6.9% have major depression. Roughly 10 million adults have co-occurring mental health & addiction disorders. 24% of state prisoners had a recent mental health condition. 90% of the people who died from suicide had a mental health illness. The leading cause of disability, in the world, is depression.
Half of all chronic mental illnesses start by age 14 and third by age 24. 11% of American youth have a mood disorder and 8% have an anxiety disorder. Suicide for youth ages: 10-24 is the 3rd leading cause of death. Youth ages 14 and up have a school dropout rate of 37%.
What can we do to help?
1. Talk with your doctor or healthcare professional.
2. Get a mental health specialist referral.
3. Reach out to friends and family or join a support group.
4. Be active and try social activities.
5. Care for a pet or make an adoption.
6. Ask a loved one to check on you regularly.
7. Don’t forget to eat healthy and exercise.
8. Confide in a clergy member, teacher, or sports coach.
Finally, if you or anyone is ever in any kind of danger call 911 immediately.