Mental Health Facts

Mental Health Facts 2016-12-22T18:53:58+00:00

A mental illness is a condition that impacts a person’s thinking, feeling or mood and may affect his or her ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.

Mental health facts.

Who can be affected by a mental illness?

A mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. Research suggests multiple interlinking causes. Genetics, environment and lifestyle combine to influence whether someone develops a mental health condition. A stressful job or home life makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime. Biochemical processes and circuits as well as basic brain structure may play a role too. IIn addition to the person directly affected by a mental illness, family, friends and communities are also affected.”

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Of adults experience a mental health condition every year
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Live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
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Of mental health conditions begin by age 14
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Of mental health conditions develop by age 24

Is recovery possible?

Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process.

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Learn more about mental health facts and download infographics at NAMI.org.