The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.more » Read More
- Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.1
- Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million,
- Excessive worrying or fear
- Feeling excessively sad or low
- Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
- Extreme mood changes,
To anyone who showed up for our Board Meeting last month, my apologies. I tried to get the word out that we cancelled due to the ice and snow. The hospital also called and requested our room for staff who had to stay over. Thank you for your understanding.
Our next Board Meeting will be February 20,2020, in the Wendel Room in the basement of the hospital. We meet from 5:30-7 pm. Our focus will to build our Board and recruit new teachers,more » Read More
Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental illness.Download the children and teen infographic. Download the mental health facts infographic. Download the multicultural mental health facts infographic. Prevalence Of Mental Illness
Know The Warning Signs
Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. There’s no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if actions and thoughts might be typical behaviors of a person or the result of a physical illness.
Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following: