Did you pass the test? I guess so.
What was going through your mind?
Chances are you may not really need a mental health support service. share your thoughts in comment session below.
Proceeding… Let’s See some facts about mental health
- In 2016, among the 44.7 million adults with mental illness, 19.2 million (43.1%) received mental health treatment in the past year.
- Mental illness and intellectual disability are not the same. Mental illness affects a person’s thinking, mood, and behavior, whereas those with an intellectual disability experience limitations in intellectual function and difficulties with certain skills
- 4 of the 10 leading causes of disability in the US and other developed countries are: mental disorders, which include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Between 70 and 90% of people with mental illnesses experience a significant reduction of symptoms and an improved quality of life, with proper care and treatment.
- 49.5% of youth (ages 13-18) live with a mental health condition.
- More than 2/3 of Americans who have a mental illness live in the community and lead productive lives.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
- The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life.
- Individuals with a mental illness are much less likely to be employed. Unemployment rates are as high as 70% to 90% for people with the most severe mental illnesses.
- In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems.
- approximately 355,000 disability cases due to mental and/or behavioural disorders
- approximately 175,000 full-time workers absent from work due to mental illness
- The cost of a disability leave for a mental illness is about double the cost of a leave due to a physical illness.
Solution if you notice you have mental health disorder
Most mental health issues can be treated successfully with a combination of prescription medications and psychotherapy. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can help treat many mental health disorders over a period of time.
Psychotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of mental illness provided by a trained mental health professional. Also, psychotherapy explores thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and seeks to improve an individual’s well-being.
Medication does not outright cure mental illness. However, it may help with the management of symptoms. Also, medication paired with psychotherapy is the most effective way to promote recovery.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Complementary & Alternative Medicine, or CAM, refers to treatment and practices that are not typically associated with standard care. Furthermore, CAM may be used in place of or addition to standard health practices.
Self Help Plan
A self-help plan is a unique health plan where an individual addresses his or her condition by implementing strategies that promote wellness. Also, self-help plans may involve addressing wellness, recovery, triggers or warning signs.
A support group is a group meeting where members guide each other towards the shared goal of recovery. Also, support groups are often comprised of nonprofessionals, but peers that have suffered from similar experiences.
Peer Support refers to receiving help from individuals who have suffered from similar experiences.