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- The 11th leading cause of death in the U.S. is suicide. For people between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. Studies show that 90 percent of people who kill themselves suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Treatment can help. And help is a phone call away. In Crawford County, call (419)562-9010. In Marion, call (740)383-CARE (2773).
- In 2009, Ohio suicides reached a 5 year high. Murder-suicides have tripled in Ohio in the past year. We know that most suicides are tied to someone struggling with depression.
- Did you know that 9.6% of Ohioans have a substance abuse problem or addiction? For every $1 spent on treatment for addiction, we save $7 – in funds that don’t have to be spent on property loss, vehicle crashes, crime, physical injury and illness. TREATMENT WORKS!
- Do you know what the leading cause of disability is in the United States for those aged 15 to 44?? It is major depressive disorder. This is a treatable medical condition.
- Even though most American children and youth experience normal, health development, approximately 6 to 9 million have serious emotional desturbances. In fact, one of five children and adolescents aged 9 to 17 years experience symptoms of mental health problems that cause some level of impairment in a given year. Howe…ver, fewer than 20 percent who need mental health services receive them.
- Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide and wasted lives; The economic cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars each year in the United States.
- The most common mental illnesses are Depression and Anxiety. More young people experience these illnesses than any other. If you know someone who is struggling with persistent depression treatment can help. They should start by talking to their parents, seeing a doctor or calling Contact-Careline or CONTACT Crawford County.
- Even though mental illness is widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion-about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 Americans-who live with a serious mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in four adults-approximately 57.7 million Americans-experience a mental health disorder in a given year.
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