Mental illness is the world’s number one public health issue—greater than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Mental health has profound effects on an individual’s quality of life, physical and social well-being, and economic productivity.
But on average, it takes a person with mental illness 8-10 years to seek professional mental healthcare after the onset of symptoms. Part of the problem: unlike physical conditions, mental illness is usually perceived to be a private, personal issue. People don’t talk about it, and so the mystery and lack of treatment continue.
We can bring hope and help to those with mental illness if we dispel the mystery and break the silence. Navigate through this website to learn about mental illness, assess your risk, get help, and start the conversation with your friends and loved ones.