For individuals suffering from a mental health disorder, it is often difficult to communicate their experiences with those who do not struggle with the same issues. This can lead some individuals to hide their mental health struggles rather than seek help. As a result, many patients in Pasco, WA who are struggling with a treatable health condition often do not receive the help they need.
A Common Problem
Mental health disorders are more common than many people realize. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tri-cities chapter which serves Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco, WA, provides some statistics about mental illness in the United States:
- Mental illness often strikes individuals during their early 20s.
- According to reports by the National Institute of Mental Health, one of every four adults (about 57.7 million Americans) suffers from a mental health disorder each year.
- The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020, major depressive illness will be the leading cause of disability in the world for women.
The Good News
Having a mental health disorder may seem like an insurmountable problem, but learning how to manage symptoms starts with a single phone call. With appropriate treatment, most people who struggle with a mental health disorder experience a decrease in their symptoms and an improved quality of life as they work through psychological issues, manage symptoms with medication, and learn new behaviors.
If you are struggling with mental health issues and want to see changes in your life in Pasco, there are people who understand and can help. Please call the number listed above to learn about getting the professional assistance you need to create real and positive change in your life.