May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 6th

Consequences For the Lack of Treatment for Mental Illness:

  • Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year.
  • Mental illness including major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults  aged 18–44.
  • Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions.
  • Adults in the U.S. living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions.
  • Over one-third (37%) of students with a mental illness age 14­–21 and older who are served by special education drop out—the highest dropout rate of any disability group.

I will be posting something important about mental illness every day throughout the month of May on my blog in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Please keep visiting my blog My Loud Bipolar Whispers and look for statistics or other beneficial information related to mental illness to increase awareness, educate, reduce mental illness stigma and reduce suicides.

It is crucial and imperative for all of us to get involved and save lives.

So, please visit my blog every day, but especially every day throughout the month of May.

Thank you. Hugs and blessings to all of you always and forever.


 

(~ Information from NAMI – National Alliance of Mental Illness)

 

 

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6 comments

      • For many years, I was on the receiving end of just snap out of it. I’m finally vindicated. If I could have, I would have. Hard to explain to someone who hasn’t felt what it’s like. That’s why your posts are so important. May has become my new favorite month.

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      • You are making very happy with your positive comments. You have no idea how happy it makes me feel that my posts are appreciated so much by you. I wish I was doing so much more for the month of May though… like out in my community and in schools etc. The month isn’t over yet so I must try for this year…. but if not that is one of my goals I must make for myself for next year. Thank you for giving me the incentive that it may be helping someone and reminding me how important it truly is!!! Thank you for listening with your eyes… you know reading…hahaha…. Love your positive words. Thank you thank you thank you dear.

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