Mental health is vital to personal well-being, healthy relationships, optimal physical health, and the ability to be a productive and contributing member of a community. Sadly, mental illness is very prevalent in our society. It is one of the leading causes of disability, and suicide still ranks in the top 10 causes of death in the United States. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (2017), indicates that 1 out of every 5 adults experience mental illness in a given year. It is obviously an issue that requires our attention.
It is my dream that this website will contribute to reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, by providing education, and increasing awareness related to mental health topics. In addition, I hope to create a safe place of hope and support, where people can make friends, and support each other, by sharing their stories, struggles, and victories. I firmly believe that if the stigma surrounding mental illness can be overcome, than more people will seek help when needed. In the same way, we can all come together to aim for improved availability, and quality, of mental health treatment options.
Information is categorized into the following topics:
- Articles about Mental Illness
- Mental Disorders A to Z
- Substance Abuse and Drug Information
- Blog Writings (Most current articles)
- Mental Health and Self Help
- Sharing our Stories of Strength, Hope, Struggles, & Recovery
- Crisis Hotlines and Helplines
New information will be continually added weekly. Comments and discussion are welcomed. I would love to hear your opinions, ideas, and personal experiences in the comments section on any of the informational pages or blog articles posted. If you would like to contact me anonymously, you may also use the CONTACT FORM
If you, or someone you know, is currently in crisis, please seek immediate help. I have compiled a list of helpful phone numbers (click on the hotlines/helplines link). If you are in immediate danger dial 911. This page is meant to be used for educational purposes, and to create a support group of friends, please do not substitute anything found on this website for medical advice from your health care professional.
National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI]. (2017). Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults. Retrieved October 23, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-mental-illness-ami-among-adults.shtml