Did you know that:
- Approximately 2.6 percent of American adults−6.1 million people−live with bipolar disorder
- Mood disorders such as depression are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults ages 18 to 44
- About 9.2 million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders
- Although military members comprise less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, veterans represent 20 percent of suicides nationally. Each day, about 18 veterans die from suicide (x)
Mental illnesses are still highly stigmatized. Whether you chose to share your story or just offer to listen and help another, spread the word. We are people too and we deserve to be heard.