Mental Illness is My Superpower

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Let’s End the Stigma

Depression has made me want to shrink myself, hide away, avoid all of the phone calls, emails, and text messages. Depression has robbed my creativity, my motivation, my confidence and strength. But I can’t hide. The stigma surrounding mental illness is begging me to be brave. Stigma harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected byContinue reading “Let’s End the Stigma”


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Mental Health Stats

  • One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in their lifetime
  • 17% of youth experience a mental health condition
  • The average amount of time between symptom onset and seeking treatment is ELEVEN years
  • Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S
  • Suicide has risen in the U.S. by 31% since 2001

**Statistics from NAMI.org in 2020

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Mental Health Resources

NAMI Help Line: 800-950-NAMI 

NAMI crisis help: text NAMI to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)