Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Staying on Top of Your Mental Health
With the recent news of Catherine Zeta-Jone's diagnosis of bipolar disorder, we are reminded that no one is exempt from the dangers of mental illness. It is somewhat sad that is takes a celebrity to get the media focused mental health, but we'll take what we can get. According to statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, in a given year, approximately one quarter (25%) of adults in the united states suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. However, between 2004-2008, only around 13% of adults have actually been receiving treatment. If you've been feeling down lately, make like that magnet over there and talk to someone! Need more information on how to stay on top of your mental health? My favorite Waco psychologist has a recent post on bipolar disorder as well as a lot of other resources on how professional help can help.