Mental Health Matters

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Mental health is a topic many of us choose to simply ignore, until we lose a loved one or we ourselves go through a difficult time. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health but in today's economy it is not an attainable reality for all. The objective of this petition is affordable mental health care for all regardless of social economical status.

Here are some statistics coming from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org):

•1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.

•One-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14; three-quarters by the age of 24.

•16.3% Hispanic adults live with a mental health condition.

•19.3% White adults live with a mental health condition.

•18.6% Black adults live with a mental health condition.

•13.9% Asian adults live with a mental health condition.

•28.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native adults live with a mental health condition.

As we can see regardless of our race or where we might live all humans can go through a point of mental illness. Sometimes we ourselves might not need the help that is offered to us but someone we know or love can make great use of amazing resources.