Do you prefer to stay up late or wake up early? Consider your answer to this question. It could explain why you are more prone to depressive symptoms than your friends.
According to the data collected by the MHA, an average of 19%, and a total of 47.1 million Americans struggle with a mental illness. Of those 47.1 million people almost 11% of them are uninsured. Meaning 2.4 million people had no access to mental healthcare unless they paid 100% out of pocket.
We have been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic for over a year now. During this year, we have faced sky-rocketing unemployment rates, stay-at-home orders, curfews, and countless mandates on masks and public locations.
In the midst of all this chaos, we have forgotten what it’s like to socialize. Holiday parties were canceled, birthday parties consisted of driving by to honk, and all contact with others has been severely limited. But, we have to wonder, what is the impact of living in a socially distanced world?
In the last few years, it has become apparent that our teens and young adults face dangers to their mental health each and every day. These dangers are unavoidable and inescapable. They travel with us in our pockets or purses everywhere we go. We are facing a mental health crisis. This crisis is the presence of our teens and young adults on social media.
Mental illness is often stigmatized. We talk about what those fighting mental illness struggle with and what it’s like dealing with a mental disorder. But, honestly, individuals with mental illness struggle with the same things that we do. They deal with the same situations that we deal with. Individuals with mental illness are simply individuals. They are not their condition