Mental Health Awareness Month

Dr. Tyler Buckley

September 20, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It is celebrated with media coverage, local events, and film screenings. Learn about ways to support those who are suffering from mental health issues. It affects one in five people in the U.S. This month; we can find resources for coping with mental health issues and screening tools to check for mental illness.

Mental health affects 1 in 5 Americans

Almost one in five adult Americans has had mental illness in the last year. This number is much higher among women, unemployed people, and young adults. This number equates to about 45 million people. The survey also shows that about 20 percent of this population suffers from substance abuse problems.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: one in five adults in the United States have a mental disorder, and nearly one-quarter have a severe mental illness that interferes with their lives. This number is even higher for youth, representing the most vulnerable section of the population and the future of our society. Moreover, while the rate of mental illness is higher among women, men, and young adults, it is no less prevalent among older individuals.

Suicide is the 10th most common cause of death in the United States. It is the second-leading cause of death in adults under 44 and the fifth leading cause in those over 44. The suicide rate in the United States has increased by 35 percent since 1999. In community-based substance-treatment programs, 60% of the youth in these programs meet the criteria for a separate mental illness. Moreover, mental health disorders account for many emergency room visits. Furthermore, these illnesses cost the U.S. economy about $190 billion annually.

As with other physical ailments, a person with a mental illness must be treated to have an everyday life. Although the condition may never completely cure, a person suffering from it may learn new ways to deal with it and live a productive and satisfying life.

Online screenings are available to screen for mental illness

Screening for mental illness is vital to maintaining a healthy mental state. There are several ways to conduct a mental health screening, including anonymous screenings online. Although these screenings are not diagnostic, they can help identify possible symptoms early on. In addition, these screenings’ results can help you decide whether you need more help.

Mental health awareness month is a great time to get a mental health screening. Several screening tools are available online, including those for depression, anxiety, and other common mental illnesses. If you’re interested in taking one, visit the National Depression Screening Day website. These free screenings are designed to provide hope to people who suffer from depression.

Online screenings for mental illness can also help you identify early warning signs. In addition, these screenings can help you decide when to seek help for mental health issues. These screenings measure your experiences and compare them to some of the most common symptoms of mental illness. You can take these screenings online or through your primary care provider.

The screening results are anonymous. However, you can discuss them with a counselor. They can also provide you with helpful tips and advice on how to deal with mental illnesses.

Resources are available to help you manage your mental health

Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness about mental illnesses. It is a time to encourage people to discuss mental health issues and seek treatment. The CDC estimates that one in five Americans experiences some form of mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness is a severe problem affecting families, friends, and the community. Getting help is essential if you want to lead a healthy life.

First of all, talk to your primary care provider about mental health. They can provide guidance and refer you to the appropriate health care provider. The National Institute of Mental Health also provides helpful tips for talking to health care providers. In addition, you can visit their website to learn more.

While Mental Health Awareness Month is a necessary time to talk about mental health, you should focus on your overall well-being daily. Many work-life programs and resources are available year-round to support your mental health. In particular, plenty of mental health resources are available in the workplace.

You can also connect with people dealing with similar mental health problems. Many local and national resources available will help you manage your mental health. For example, the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is an excellent resource for connecting with other people who are going through similar situations.