What is a mental illness?
Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions very common in the world today.
They can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, religion, or income. But people are still afraid to talk about them due to shame, misunderstanding, negative attitudes, and fear of discrimination.
Mental Health by the Numbers
1 These infographics cite statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.
2 Statistics provided by Department of Justice.
3 American Journal of Psychiatry and U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, 1999.
4 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
For more information, go to www.nami.org.