Some Alarming Facts About Mental Illness in America

Some Alarming Facts About Mental Illness In America
Of the 45.6 million adults who had diagnosable mental illness in 2011, 11.5 million had serious mental illness. Other surveys put those numbers even higher. Mental illness has been on the rise over the past few decades. Between 1987 and 2007, the … Read more on Business Insider

Community Mental Health Act anniversary marked
Prior to the bill being signed 50 years ago, consumers were warehoused very unfairly in large congregate settings," said Eileen Durkin, CEO of C4, a comprehensive provider of behavioral health services for people with mental illness. "The bill allows … Read more on ABC7Chicago.com

Mental health in prisons: It's a crime
The most recent investment in came in August, when the DOC bought and bolted to the floor oversized school desks in a classroom within the prison's solitary confinement units, known in prison lingo as Intensive Management Units. Read more on The Seattle Times


 

Stories of Mental Illness – The Agenda compiles some of the highlights from our Mental Health Matters week of programming.

 


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