Understanding Mental Illness
A mental illness is a medical condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood. It can also disrupt a person’s ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis. Mental illnesses can impact people of any age, race, religion, or income. Each individual’s experience is unique, but mental illnesses are treatable. People diagnosed with a mental illness can have relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
You are Not Alone
Nearly 20% of adults in the United States experienced mental illness in 2018, that is more than 47 million people. Now more than ever before, it is important for the mental health community to come together and show the world that no one should ever feel alone.
It takes all of us to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. People with mental illness need support and understanding from their friends, classmates, coworkers, and family to get help if they choose.
Mental Health Care Matters
Less than half of the adults who are living with mental illness get the treatment they need. Many are worried about the stigma associated with the conditions but it shouldn’t be that way. You can help by having open, compassionate conversations with your family and friends about your mental health.
Mental Health Resources
Visit our page for mental health resources in and around Douglas County.