Wake up people, its time To Get Serious About Mental Health Care.
Here’s what we are dealing with.
* The estimated percentage of adults living with mental illness who do not receive mental health care is 40%
* The estimated number of jailed and prison inmates across the country who have been reported as having mental health problems
is 125 million.
* The estimated cost for those who do not get mental health care treatment in the US alone “yearly” is $100 BILLION.
This cannot be taken lightly any longer. Its important to get the right kind of help from the very start.
Something to consider once you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a mental illness.
Try and remember that it can be a terrifying experience for anyone. Its not only hard for them but for anyone that is close to them and its not uncommon for their first reaction to be one of denial. It usually is a hard thing to accept. Many choose to think of it as kind of a bad cold or flu illness. To where in time it can and will go away. For some that can happen, for others it will take lots of support along with special trained assistance such as counseling and or therapy. For that person it’s important for them to know from the start that they are not alone and that there is help out there. They are treatable and you’re not weak nor are you crazy.
Best thing you can do to begin your road to recovery is learn everything you can about your illness. Keep in mind these disorders are physical illnesses that affect your brain. The cause isn’t really known but what is known is that an imbalance in brain chemicals do plays a role. Genetics can also have something to do with it but bottom line “it’s not your fault” and theres nothing to be ashamed about.
Most importantly, keeping the lines of communication open will be key on their road to recovery.
Remember there are many people out there and things aren’t always as they seem.
“LaPaz Community Mental Care Center”, is located downtown in the center of our city in San Antonio, Texas
For more information call or email us and we’ll be happy to send you one of our brochures.