Good News About Mental Illness in America

When you get a mood disorder or mental illness diagnosis you can feel alone and isolated but you shouldn't.

If you're managing a mood disorder you're in good company

We have many examples of great achievers from history who lived with mental illness.

Did you know these people successfully managed a mood disorder and stellar life achievement?

  • U. S. President Abraham Lincoln

  • U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt

  • Leader of the Indian Independence Movement Mahatma Gandhi

  • British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

  • The most decorated soldier in World War II Audie Murphy

  • Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo

  • Author Virginia Woolf

  • Author Antoinette Lee Toscano

  • Singer/Musician/Painter Syd Barrett

  • Journalist Mike Wallace

  • Singer-Songwriter Nina Simone

Four steps to managing mental health better

1 - Follow your doctor's advice on treating your specific condition

2 - Take care of your overall health

3 - Create a network of people who care about you

4 - Find something to do-to focus your energy on

A hobby, career, school, or volunteer-activities you can create your #NewNormalBigLife.

A hobby, career, school, or volunteer activities can fast-track you to create your #NewNormalBigLife.

Everybody's going through a challenge these days

Everybody's going through something-your something just happens to be mental illness.

No stigma or shame in that-take it from me because I'm challenged by a mood disorder too.

Find out how I live a big live with mental illness in my new book:

Create Your New Normal - Make a Big Life

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Need more proof you're not alone with mental illness?

Click to download PDF version of the NAMI Mental Health Facts in America

Here are more mind-blowing facts about mood disorders in America from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

Every year in the U. S.:

  • 43.8 million people experience mental illness.

  • 9.8 million people experience a serious mental illness in a given year that considerably interferes or limits one or more major life activities:

1 - Work

2 - School

3 - Relationships.

  • 1 in 5 people aged 13-18 experiences a severe mental.

  • 1.1% of adults in the U. S. live with schizophrenia.

  • 2.6% of adults in the U. S. live with bipolar disorder.

  • 16 million Americans had at least one major depressive episode last year. As of this writing.

  • 18.1% of adults experienced an anxiety disorder such as:

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Phobias

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