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.
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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)
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