Mental Health Conditions – Common, Treatable and Help is Available!
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our mental health affects how we think, feel and relate to others. It shapes the choices we make and the actions we take as we cope with everyday life and its challenges.
One in four American adults experiences a mental illness in a given year.1 The good news is that mental health conditions are treatable and manageable, just like other health issues such as asthma or diabetes.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether or not you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is to get screened. There are a variety of screenings available that are anonymous and free.
Understanding your mental health is the first step toward recovery. Use the results of your screening to start a conversation with a trusted friend or family member, and your primary care provider, to plan a course of action.
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1National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Mental Illness Facts and Numbers.March 2013.