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Mental Health Awareness Week

Did you know that? 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year Each year during the first week of October, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) seeks to raise awareness of mental health conditions. Mental illness is very widespread, but unfortunately, many people feel like they will be judged or shamed if they talk openly about it. This stigma against mental illness needs to end! It’s important to know that if you struggle with a mental illness, you are not alone. There are resources and treatments available to help you. Two of the most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression. Below you...

Pandemic PTSD?

PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a set of reactions that can occur after someone endures a traumatic event. In the first days and weeks after a traumatic event, people often experience strong feelings of fear, sadness, guilt, anger, and grief. As they begin to process what happened to them, these feelings typically subside. Most people will recover especially through the support of family and friends. For some people though, a traumatic event can lead to mental health issues such as “posttraumatic stress disorder” (PTSD), depression, or alcohol and drug use. In fact, research suggests that 5 to 10 percent of people will develop PTSD due to a major world event such as a pandemic. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors are bracing themselves for...