Lets educate ourselves!
As a mental health advocate I want to learn, read, and soak in everything there is to know about mental health conditions. Understanding and knowledge are important steps toward empowerment.
Serious mental health conditions affect millions of people across the United States and the entire world. It is estimated that 26.2% of Americans ages 18 and older—about one in four adults—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.The more engaged people become and the more they learn about their mental health condition, the more prepared they will be to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and begin the lifelong process of mental health recovery.
Remember, information is always evolving. There’s a lot of information out there, so it’s helpful to keep up with the latest information and research from credible sources. You can check out my Mental Health Resources page to find more credible information and support from websites I love.