MENTAL HEALTH

 

FACT & FICTION

An article from healthypeople.gov discusses the latest information about mental illness.

Learn more about mental health by diving in to Hawaii's chapter of Mental Health America

Learn more about mental illness at the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Hawaii website.

4 Myths About Mental Illness: a YouTube video

Stamp Out Stigma: an awesome YouTube video that sheds light on the truth about mental illness.

Is It Bad to Stay Inside For an Entire Day?: a short article with answers!

Fact Sheets about Mental health from SAMHSA

Frequently Asked Questions (& Questions to Ask) about Mental Health Services

 

PREVALENCE

How common are mental health problems?

Mental illness is much more common than we might think. Due to the stigma of mental health problems, families & individuals often choose to keep this challenges private. 

 

According to data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness.

For more information check out Mental Health by the Numbers: easy to understand graphics that show exactly how common mental illness is.

Hawaii County has the highest rate of suicide in the state.

There is hope, you can become part of the solution by becoming a Mental Health First Aider. A FREE training offered through the grant.

 

IN SCHOOLS

 

RESEARCH

 

WHO IS AFFECTED?

Everyone can be affected by mental health problems,

mental illness is much more common than we might think. Due to the stigma of mental health problems, families & individuals often choose to keep this challenges private. 

According to data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness.

For more information check out Mental Health by the Numbers: easy to understand graphics that show exactly how common mental illness is.

However there are populations that are more affected than the national average:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Homeless Youth & Families

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at    1-800-273-TALK (8255) and follow their guidance.

Crisis Text Line

Text trained crisis counselors about anything that's on your mind.  Free. Confidential. 24/7.

Text  741-741

If danger for self-harm seems imminent, call 911.