According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental illness. That number is even higher in California, with an estimated 2. 5 million adults living with a mental illness. NAMI California is working to improve these statistics by providing education and support to those affected by mental illness.
1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental illness. NAMI California is working to improve these statistics by providing education and support. In California, there are an estimated 2. 5 million adults living with mental illness. You can help improve mental health statistics.
Defining Mental Health Conditions
Mental health conditions are serious illnesses that affect people’s thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Over 100 mental health conditions include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and more. When people are sick with a mental health condition, they have symptoms that may include feelings of sadness or hopelessness, changes in sleeping and eating habits, social withdrawal, aggression or anger outbursts, and reduced concentration and activity levels.
Prevalence of Mental Health Conditions in California
We need accurate information to address mental health issues, and as such, NAMI California makes our entire state healthier by producing a yearly mental health survey. This year they surveyed over 400,000 residents, which had data on mental health conditions in the state. The first finding of this research is sobering, stating that 8.5% of California’s population (18 million people) have one or more diagnosable mental health conditions. That represents about 1.4% of the total adult population.
Why Good Mental Health Statistics Matter
Mental health conditions and conditions that affect a person’s mental health can seriously impact the life of a diagnosed individual and other people around them. Since 2011, California legislators have been working on implementing NAMI CCCCP to help correct the issues with Californian’s treatment of mental illness and improve statistics to accurately track mental health disorders across the state. After being included in the Robertalund Mental Health Services Act and Senate Bill 54 was signed into law, establishing National Awareness Month, the.
- What is the percentage of Californians with mental health conditions?
- How many Californians have mental health conditions?
- What is the portion of the total adult population with mental health conditions?
- How many people in the total adult population have mental health conditions?
- What are the most common mental health conditions in California?
- What can be done to help those with mental health conditions?
How NAMI California is Improving Mental Health Statistics
The risk of suicide is increasing dramatically. NAMI California’s goal is to stop this crisis by collecting accurate data about mental health in America and sharing the results with everyone. If you or someone you care about is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also call the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. The data on suicide and mental health in America has never been this easy to access. Join NAMI California today
What You Can Do to Help Improve Mental Health Statistics
As one of the leading organizations fighting for mental health reform in California, you can help our mission by reading NAMI’s What You Can Do to Help Improve Mental Health Statistics. This fact sheet is designed to provide detailed and concise information on how you can get involved. We have prepared this website with many resources for you to become more informed and engaged about wildfires. Please feel free to browse our site, check out our social media pages, and share your comments.
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Meet Some of the Faces of Mental Health in California
Over 14 million people with mental health disorders in the U.S., and California is one of their most influential states. Currently, there isn’t a resource where you can go to know what is going on in the state of California when it comes to mental health. This includes breaking news, legislation, government reviews, services available, estimates on treatment options, etc. It was important for NAMI California to start an informational digital platform covering these topics and many more.
How to Advocate for Mental Health in Your Community
As the national helpline for mental health, finding new ways to advocate for mental health treatment is NAMI’s mission. They recently partnered with California Advocates for Asbestos Victims, who represent victims of exposure to asbestos by major corporations in the 1970s and 1980s, to find innovative solutions to bring help to the state’s mental health system and fill an existing gap in mental health services.
According to a recent study, California has improved mental health statistics. The study found that the number of adults reporting mental illness in the state has decreased by 5 percent since 2011. Additionally, the number of Californians who reported having severe psychological distress in the past month declined by 3 percent. These findings are encouraging and suggest that the state is progressing in addressing mental health needs.