and Jacob Williams
Mental Health Awareness is a very important but overlooked topic. Mental health is the condition of a person with regard to one’s psychological and emotional well-being (“What Is Mental Health?” 2015). Some people can maintain their mental health, but many people have mental health issues due to genetics and environmental factors. Common problems like depression, anxiety, and stress are all mental issues that can and have been diagnosed and treated. Depression can often co-occur with anxiety and can even cause substance abuse (“Statistics,” 2006-2014). A survey conducted in 2010 showed that nearly twenty percent of all Americans were diagnosed with at least one mental illness, with almost half of these people having more than one (Conley, 2012). Some serious mental disorders include schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Schizophrenia is found in around 2.4 million adults in the United States alone, with men being more commonly diagnosed than women (“Statistics,” 2006-2014). Schizophrenia is an illness not commonly cured, but there are many mental issues that can be maintained. There are many different types of mental illnesses, both minor and severe, and both can be maintained to an extent.