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Stop The Stigma : The Realities Of Mental Health

STOP THE STIGMA The Realities Of Mental Health Many people do not seek treatment for their mental health issues because of the "mark" which comes from the judgment of others. This "mark", often referred to as stigma, causes people embarrassment and shame; simply for wanting to better themselves. Most common feelings associated with the Stigma Isolation Secrecy Social exclusion Blame Stereotypes Shame Cerebral cortex Discrimination Hypothalamus Thalamus Hippocampus Amygdala Many people who further the stigma Some assume that those suffering are psychotic, sad, dishonest, or weak. These uneducated views lead to unhealthy stereotypes and more social stigma. In fact, with proper treatment, it is possible for most people diagnosed of mental illness aren't aware of the staggering statistics related to the with a mental illness widespread nature of to lead a healthy, involved, mental illness and all it encompasses. active life. The Realities of Mental Illness |No one is immune to mental health problems. In 2011, 8 million adults reported Yearly number of adults who suffer from a diagnosable that they had both a mental and substance use disorder. mental illness: 1 out of every 4 45% of people diagnosed with a single mental disorder actually meet the criteria for having two or more disorders. There are over 200 conditions which are classified as mental illnesses. 1 out of every 20 Americans Mental and substance abuse disorders has a serious mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. that go untreated lead to more deaths than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, and traffic accidents combined. 50% of all mental health 75% of all mental health disorders disorders show their first signs show their first signs before a person reaches 14 years of age. before a person reaches age 24. Those living with mental illness are over 10x more likely Mental health disorders do not have a single, definitive cause. to be victims of violent crime. Many factors, including family history, life experience, and biological disposition, may contribute to the diagnosis Only 38% of adults with diagnosable mental health of a mental health disorder. disorders receive treatment. In children and adolescents, that number drops to 20%. The Realities Of Recovery Approximately Approximately 67% 75% of Americans believe that of Americans believe that people with mental illnesses recovery from substance can lead normal lives after receiving the proper treatment and support. abuse and addiction possible. Using proven treatment methods and recovery support 70% to 90% of mentally ill people experience a significant reduction of symptoms Those same people experience great improvements in their quality of life. Of those who were mentally ill for less than one year, 45% to 60% of mentally ill people make a complete recovery, even from serious mental illnesses, such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and clinical depression. 80% Recovery Rates (With Treatment) For Certain Mental Illnesses made a full recovery as a result of early intervention, proper diagnosis, and effective treatment. Obsessive- Bipolar Disorder Major Depression Panic Compulsive Disorder Schizophrenia Disorder 80% 70% 70% 70% 60% Organizations That Advocate For Those Affected By Mental Illness Paramus Stigma-free zone Bring Change 2mind PARAMUS PROUD TO BE STIGMA-FREE bring change 2mind Don't be sidelined Project Borderline PB www.donthesi DON'T BE Active minds Stamp Out Stigma STAMP OUT STIGMA activeminds changing the comversation about mental health No kidding? Me too! Morningside Brought to you by RECOVERY Sourd

Stop The Stigma : The Realities Of Mental Health

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In the world today, the realities of mental health and illness are not widely known. There are people who want to associate those suffering from mental illnesses with negative feelings and emotions, w...


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