Mental Illness Awareness Week

"Inform yourself. Be compassionate of others who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, or any other mental disorder."

http://noisyastronomer.com/2012/10/10/mental-illness-awareness-week/


Here are some stats from the National Institute of Mental Health:

In a given year, about a quarter of US adults are diagnosable for mental illness.

About one-fifth of THAT population (6% of the total) are classified as severe.

Thirteen percent of US adults are receiving some kind of mental health treatment.