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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.”[1] Living with an untreated mental health condition can be difficult, exhausting, and lonely. There is a wide range of mental illnesses that individuals suffer from, each one...

When you think of the consequences of substance abuse, you probably imagine poverty, homelessness, crime, and health issues. While addiction can cause all those things, long-term drug abuse can also trigger mental illnesses. If you have a genetic predisposition to certain mental health conditions, abusing...

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “An estimated 4.4% of U.S. adults experience bipolar disorder at some time in their lives.”[1] Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by mood swings combined with shifts in energy and activity levels that cause you...

Dissociative disorders are mental health conditions that involve issues with memory, identity, emotion, perception, behavior, and sense of self. When you suffer from one of these conditions, it is common to feel like you are disconnected from your own body and struggle with memory issues...

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health condition that includes the symptoms of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. Individuals with this condition may experience hallucinations, delusions, and symptoms of mania or depression. Schizoaffective disorder is not a common mental illness, with a lifetime prevalence of only...

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, “9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.”[1] While many people have odd eating habits, eating disorders are defined by an overwhelming preoccupation with your body...

When you think of someone who has depression, you might imagine a person who is constantly sad, causing them to have a hard time functioning in their daily life or even just getting out of bed. While depression can certainly cause someone to behave in...

Mental health issues are common in the United States, with 1 in 5 adults experiencing mental illness each year.[1] Unfortunately, it is all too common for individuals who suffer from mental health problems to avoid getting the treatment they need. When mental health issues are...

Living with an untreated mental health condition can be difficult. No matter which condition you suffer from, the symptoms of a psychiatric disorder can greatly impact your ability to function in your daily life. According to John Hopkins Medicine, “An estimated 26% of Americans ages 18...