Mind Your Mental Health: Support for yourself and others living with mental illness
Is daily life with a mental health condition difficult for you or someone you care about? Help is available! Visit the Mind Your Mental Health website or click on the links below to learn more.
- Though it often takes time to find the right mix of activities that works best for you, doing so can improve your ability to cope with mental health challenges. Read these tips for helping yourself feel better.
- Sharing mental health struggles with others is always a delicate process. Who should you tell and how much should you say? Get helpful suggestions for navigating this very personal path.
- If you have friends, family or associates suffering with mental illness, you might not know how to respectfully address the issue with them. Here are nine questions that such individuals wish you would ask.
We’ve partnered with Stamp Out Stigma. This month, Stamp Out Stigma is taking the opportunity to bring more awareness around eating disorders. One in 10 Americans struggle with some kind of eating disorder, yet many don’t seek treatment. These disorders are serious – they have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder. It’s our job to help end the stigma surrounding eating disorders by sharing resources and starting conversations. Throughout the month of February, we encourage you to learn more about eating disorders and mental health. Here are some important facts you should know:
- Only 1 in 10 people with eating disorders will receive treatment.
- National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
- 10-15% of all Americans suffer from some type of serious eating disorder.
- It is estimated that 0% to 4.2% of women have suffered from anorexia in their lifetime.
- Anorexia nervosa has the highest death rate of any psychiatric illness (including major depression).
- As many as 10% of college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, including 5.1% who suffer from bulimia nervosa.
- Over 50% of teenage girls and 33% of teenage boys are using restrictive measures to lose weight at any given time.