Stigma fuels the numbers

Here are the facts

70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have at least one mental health condition
7.5 MILLION children with a diagnosable psychiatric disorder never receive help
61.5 MILLION Americans experience a mental illness in a given year



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of the adult population seeks treatment for mental illness annually
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million US citizens won't seek treatment for their mental illness this year
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Nearly all mental illnesses can be treated successfully
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cite cost as a barrier for seeking treatment
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state that they are unaware of where to go for services
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are concerned about confidentiality and negative perceptions others (and they themselves) will have about them
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feel they don’t need treatment or can treat themselves


The brain is an extremely complex organ that never stops changing and developing. It contains 100 billion neurons bound together by neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and glutamate—all of which affect critical functions like mood, the capability of feeling pleasure and pain, and inhibition. With billions of chemical reactions taking place at one time, the possibility of a chemical imbalance is feasible. So feasible, in fact, that 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness. That’s why understanding brain function is crucial to diagnosing, managing, and treating mental disorders.