Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week This Week

Chances are high you know someone struggling with a mental illness. It may even be you. According to Mental Health America, approximately one in five U.S. adults has a mental health disorder, and half of us will develop at least one mental illness in our lifetime.

Mental health is as important as physical health to a person’s overall well-being. If left untreated, mental illnesses can affect physical health and can even be fatal. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 38,000 American lives each year, according to

If you believe you may be suffering from a mental illness, talk to your doctor. Mental Health America created online mental health screening tests you can take to learn if you show signs of mental illness, as well as resources for seeking help.

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