The first week of October brings awareness to mental illness and highlights issues, provides support, and works to fight stigma associated with mental health. Did you know, 1 in 17 (14 million) Americans live with a major mental illness like depression, schizophrenia, or bi-polar disorder? According to NAMI (National Awareness on Mental Illness), 1 in 4 (62 million) persons are affected by mental illness, 20% of teens 13-18 have a mental illness, and 18% of adults (42 million) cope with anxiety disorders.
Learn more about mental illnesses with our Question and Answer series including these titles: 100 Questions and Answers About Depression, 100 Questions and Answers About Anxiety, and 100 Questions and Answers About Bipolar Disorder. New edition coming soon: 100 Questions and Answers About Schizophrenia: Painful Minds.