Mental illness is something that is affecting more Americans than most people would think. Although a large chunk of the American population suffers from some form of mental illness, the stigma surrounding it causes there to be little public knowledge on the subject.
Nimh.gov states that “Just over 20 percent of (or 1 in 5) children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.” These disorders include ADHD, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, eating disorders, and many more. It’s important not only to give resources to those struggling with mental illness now, but also provide support for the next generation who might need it in the future.
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