It is difficult to understand what goes in the minds of mentally ill people when they themselves don’t know about it. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in four adults in the United States suffers from some form of mental illness in a year.
Braving mental illness is a feat in itself, but accepting its existence in front of others requires a lot of courage. Not because a mental disorder makes one dangerous, but because of the stigma attached to it, which comes from ignorance and wrong beliefs that label mentally ill people as threatening and leads to discrimination against people suffering from mental health disorders. Read more
Around 43.6 million adults in the United States suffer from different mental illnesses, shows the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in September 2015. In fact, half of the chronic mental disorders begin by the age of 14 and three quarters by the age of 24. Read more
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that social anxiety disorder or social phobia is the third most common mental health disorder in the United States. There are various treatment options available to those struggling with social phobia, most notably cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In honor of National Face Your Fears Day, specialists examined the effectiveness of these different treatment modalities on individuals facing extreme social anxiety.
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