Children and Family

Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Miyume Mckinley

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Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion

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DID YOU KNOW THAT 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.3. 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 posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias. Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness. Facts provided from: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers#sthash.uwNMfU91.dpuf WE ARE DISCUSSING THESE ISSUES AND STIGMAS IN AN OPEN PANEL SATURDAY @ 10 AM PST 12 PM CST, CALL IN WITH YOUR QUESTIONS. PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS, COMMENTS, AND EXPERIENCES WITH US HERE. DID YOU MISS THE SHOW CLICK HERE –> https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11805990


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