As many as 1 in five persons in any year will experience a mental illness; less than one-fourth will receive treatment from a mental health professional.
The treatment success rate for heart disease ranges from 41-52%. In contrast, the treatment success rate for schizophrenia is 60%, for bipolar disorder is 80%, and for major depression is 65%.
A conservative estimate is that a total of 12% or 7.5 million youths have mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders, yet only 1/5 of them receive treatment.
In 1990, mental illnesses cost the US $74 billion.
Those dealing with mental illness have been blamed and stigmatized for their disorders because their disorders were so misunderstood.
Some well-known people who suffered from severe mental illness are Abraham Lincoln, Beethoven, Van Gogh, Isaac Newton, Winston Churchill, and Michelangelo.
This site has jokes, lists, and quizzes about the humorous side of psychology, therapy and research (WARNING: FRAMES ONLY).
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Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.