We are all here on this planet together and the smallest gestures can often have the most significant outcomes.
LEARN, understand, be aware and be kind. Kindness promotes strength, confidence and can help alleviates feelings of loneliness.
Reach out to someone who needs a friend, who needs to talk, or who may just need a smile. Put aside any biases you have
of mental illness and try something new… try to really understand, try to provide a positive moment in someone’s difficult day.
The most common mental illnesses:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- DepressionDissociative Disorders
- Early Psychosis and Psychosis
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.
- 4.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.
- 16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)
- 3.7% of U.S. adults experienced a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in 2018 (9.2 million people)