The council's resolution is created to raise awareness in Glen Rock and help remove the stigma, fear and misunderstanding about mental illness and thereby encourage treatment by ensuring that those persons in Glen Rock who confront metal health issues know that they are not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year.
In 2016 the Department of Justice claimed that the state of Louisiana was unnecessarily relying on nursing homes to serve people with a serious mental illness. Many people don't seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition.
Now, the Department of Health is working on assessing over 2,000 patients with mental illness to see if these patients could benefit from different living somewhere else.
The organization said that suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals aged 15 to 29; while close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year worldwide.
An estimated 26 percent of homeless adults in the nation who stay in shelters live with serious mental illness, and a little more than 50% of adults who experience a substance use disorder also have a co-occurring mental illness. People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in careers, make friends and have relationships. "It all takes time and in the meantime, we've got people who are slipping through the cracks", says Karen DuBois with the National Alliance on Mental Health.
Remember, there is always hope.
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