Mental illness has been described by the American Medical Association as the nation's number one health problem. Mental illness sends more people to hospitals than cancer, lung, and heart disease combined. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are affected by mental illness and conditions go beyond Major Depression, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia or Generalized Anxiety Disorders.
Other conditions that are recognized as mental illnesses include:
The MHAMC specializes in maintaining up-to-date information regarding mental health counselors and other community resources. Our staff can answer questions and help callers through the hard times in their lives. Whether it is counseling, rehabilitation services, or other community supports, we can connect you to the help you need to get well.
The content of this fact sheet was adapted from material published by the National Institute of Mental Health