May is Mental Health Awareness month. For the entire month BWE Empowerment Radio will focus on awareness, solutions and services.
Mental health, treatment and stigma statistics
In recognition of World Mental Health Day 2011, YourMindYourBody provided the following facts about mental health, treatment and stigma.
* One in four Americans experiences a mental health disorder every year, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health.
* Chronic stress can affect both our physical and psychological well-being by causing a variety of problems including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system.
* A 2009 poll by the American Psychological Association found that 75 percent of adults report experiencing moderate to high levels of stress (24 percent extreme, 51 percent moderate) and nearly half report that their stress has increased in the past year (42 percent).
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