Mental Health Awareness Month is upon us

May 22, 2019

In honor of our very first blog post, we thought we'd take this time to discuss a topic that is extremely important to us -- mental health!

As you may or may not know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Because of this, our Clearwater Counseling, PC team thought it might be helpful to create a fact list to bring attention to this serious subject.


We hope these insightful facts will not only enlighten our readers, but also spark up a conversation.

After all, talking about mental health is the only way we'll raise awareness.


Did you know?

  • One in five American adults experience a mental health issue and one in 25 Americans have lived with a serious mental health illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression.
  • Young children can show early signs of mental health concerns, but unfortunately, less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need.
  • Most people with mental health illness are non-violent. In fact, people with severe mental illnesses are over 10 times more likely to be victims of violence than the general population.
  • Many factors can attribute to mental health problems, including biological factors, life experiences and even family history.
  • People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.
  • Treatment varies for mental health problems and a strong support system is critical for those dealing with mental health struggles.
  • Reaching out to those with mental health illness can make a big impact. It's also important to treat those who have mental health problems with respect, let them know that help is available and always be kind.


At Clearwater Counseling, PC we know that mental health is just as important as physical health. Our experienced and compassionate team of professionals work with our clients to evaluate and treat a variety of mental health diagnoses so that they can live happier, fuller lives. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please don't be afraid to reach out to others and talk about it. Together, we can raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding mental health.


To schedule an appointment with Clearwater Counseling, PC, please call 308-210-8487 or email [email protected]

To view a full list of our services, visit: http://clearwatercounselingpc.org/services

Source: http://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/mental-health-myths-facts

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