Watch this video featuring the artwork of local residents experiencing mental illness
“When I was 13, I didn’t know what I was suffering with. I didn’t know how to connect with those others that were my own age and going through the same thing.” Watch video
"I’ve gotten a lot of coping skills and I’m doing pretty well. A lot better than I was doing when I was younger.” Watch video
Anxiety Disorder is a mental illness that affects daily living due to the constant feelings of worry and fear. It is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting 21% of the adult population each year. It is very treatable by medications and counseling. Learn more
Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that affects the memory, thinking and behavior of the person. It develops slowly, but it becomes so severe that it interferes with daily tasks. The majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. There is no cure for dementia, but there are treatments for the symptoms. Learn more
Bipolar Disorder is an illness affecting a person’s mood, that can range from severe depression to extreme happiness. It affects 1.7% of the adult population n a given year. Treatments include therapy, medication, family support, and lifestyle changes. Learn more
Depression is a brain disorder that affects 6.7% of adults in America each year and it is also one of the most common mental illnesses. Depression is when a person is constantly in a disheartened mood. The disease affects one’s interests and enthusiasm for daily life. It can affect other medical conditions a person may have, as well as lead to suicide. Learn more
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychiatric disorder that happens because of a life threatening experience. This affects 14 million American adults in a given year. People with PTSD often experience panic attacks, substance abuse and depression. Treatments can include therapy, medications and support groups. Learn more
Psychosis is a term that describes symptoms of an illness that result in impaired thinking and behavior. This effects 3.5% of the population. People who suffer from this often have trouble differentiating between reality and fantasy. They experience extreme mood swings, impaired relationships and require serious medical attention. Learn more
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Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. Learn more about mental health screening tools.
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Part of the mission of Mental Health of America is to educate the community on mental health issues. We offer programs periodically on specified issues including Bipolar, Dementia, PTSD, Autism, and Depression. To register for any offered programs, please contact us.