Mental illness is a growing health concern in the United States. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated 43.4 million adults (17.9 percent) aged 18 and above to be suffering from some or the other type of mental illness. Moreover, approximately 9.8 million adults (4 percent) aged 18 and above experienced “severe mental illness” that disrupted their day-to-day activities.
The increased awareness about mental disorders among Americans due to their first-hand experience and significant efforts of law enforcement agencies have created a sea change in their perception about mental disorders. A majority of people see mental illnesses […] Read more