What is Mental Illness?
A mental illness is any conditions that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or moods. Mental illnesses can often affect the person’s ability to carry on in daily life. In addition, family, friends, and communities are also affected.
1 in 5 Americans are Affected by Mental Illness.
Mental Illness By The Numbers
- Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year.
- 51% of people in the U.S. who experience a substance abuse disorder had experienced some form of mental illness.
- Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year.
- People with mental illness take an average of 27 sick days per year, while the average person takes closer to 4.
- Family history/genetics
- Lifestyle stress
- Chronic disease
- Traumatic Experience
- Alcohol or drugs
- Unhealthy relationships
- Brain damage
- Previous mental health
- Excessive worrying or fear
- Feeling sad or very low
- Problems concentrating
- Mood swings
- Low energy
- Suicidal thoughts
- Substance abuse
If you fall into any of the risk factor categories or have experienced these symptoms. You are not alone, and help is available to you and/or your family.
Call Mental Health Consultants (MHC) at 1-800-255-3081 to request a list of in-network providers.
Your Mental Health Benefit Plan pay 90% with the patient with only the 10% coinsurance.