Mental Illness And Mental Health

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Mental illness and mental health in general are very important. This is because it has an affect on the person with the illness and also their friends and families. It can impact their lives severely or minorly.

Mental health and illness A mental illness is a health condition that can affect behavior thinking and emotion. It can at times cause a mild or severe disturbance. The result of this can cause a person to be unable to cope with life’s demands and routines. One in every five Americans suffer from a mental health condition. That’s roughly 54 million Americans. Mental health in America’s youth has worsen as well. In 2012, 5.9% was diagnosed with severe depression. The percentage increased by 2.3 within 3 years (MHA). According to statistics, 1.1% of adults are living with schizophrenia. In the last year there have been at least 16 million adults who have had a major depressive episode. Also among the estimated 20.2 million adults who have a substance abuse disorder, more than half of them, 50.5% of them have a co-occuring mental illness. Lastly, 2.6% of adults live with bipolar disorder (NAMI).

Types of disorders There are many different types of mental illnesses. Some of the common disorders are depression, anxiety disorders, such as PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. However, studies say that there are more than 200 classified disorders (MHA). Depression and anxiety disorders seem to the most common in adolescents and teens. This

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