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Mental Wellness Help with Mental Health

Whether you’re reaching out to WellSpan Philhaven for yourself or a loved one, you are joining literally tens of millions of others in our country who are looking for hope, healing, and wholeness on the journey toward mental wellness.

You Are Not Alone

 

 

 

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year.1 That’s 43.8 million people who understand what you’re experiencing. We offer these online resources to help as you research the many acronyms and scientific words that are entering your vocabulary. We are here to help! Please reach out to us with your questions, concerns, and needs.

You may be just beginning to learn about a new diagnosis for yourself or a loved one, or you may be a caregiver or individual who has years of experience with a mental health diagnosis. We want to walk alongside you on your journey of learning and help you discover the course of treatment that is best for you and your family.

You are unique, but you are also connected to many people in similar situations.

  • Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.2
  • Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.3

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Mental Health

1Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-mental-illness-ami-among-adults.shtml
2Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/serious-mental-illness-smi-among-us-adults.shtml
3Any Disorder Among Children. (n.d.) Retrieved January 16, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-disorder-among-children.shtml