With the state of the world in current chaos and at the mercy of our government, it’s empowering to know what we do have control of and in this case, it’s our health care.
Mental health has become a hot topic in recent years, as suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages.
A 2015 study by the National Institute for Mental Health found that nearly one in five American adults suffer from some type of mental illness in any given year, and 21.4% of adolescents will experience mental illness in their lifetime.
Talking about mental health is more important than ever because 80%-90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.
Mental Health Awareness month is in May. This awareness time is designated to help shed light on not just the prevalence of mental illness, but the symptoms associated with mental illness. Education and treatment is key, but people must understand the symptoms so they will recognize when it’s time to seek treatment.
So, let’s break it down. What exactly is mental illness? According to the Mayo Clinic, Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions—disorders that affect your mood, thinking, and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.”
Almost everyone experiences a mental health concern from time-to-time, but mental illness occurs when that concern becomes ongoing and the symptoms cause frequent stress that begin to affect your ability to function in your everyday life.
The seven major mental health disorders include:
There are a number of scenarios that can leave you without health insurance and it’s important to know what steps to take to protect your family. Medical bills can rack up and ruin your credit if you aren’t prepared.
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Dr. Lyle Berkowitz explains why this year’s flu season may affect more Americans and how telehealth represents a convenient, cost-effective alternative to in-person doctor visits.
The 2019–2020 flu season is shaping up to be more severe than last year, but for those who do contract the virus, virtual visits represent a treatment option that eases the burden by being available quickly and easily.
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