Information & Resources

Quick Facts

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year
Hundreds of millions
a quarter to a third
50 mn
264 mn
Leading cause
Biology Behind Mental Illness

As with chronic diseases, mental illnesses are based in biology. Physical, social, and environmental factors can also play a role in their development.

Fighting Stigma

Commonly defined as a scar or mark of disgrace, stigma is a barrier rooted in prejudice, avoidance, rejection and discrimination due to a lack of understanding.

Art and Mental Illnesses

The connection between mental illnesses and art has been made throughout history.

Living with a Mental Illness

Information and tips for people living with a mental illness.

Recognizing a Mental Illness in a Loved One

It can be difficult to witness a change in your loved one’s mood or behavior and to understand if the change is a sign of a mental illness.

Tips for Caregivers

When a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it’s common for them, as well as for their caregiver, to feel alone.

Myths and Misconceptions

Stigma around mental illnesses continues to prevent many people from seeking help.

Finding Help

Mental illnesses are treatable with appropriate medical care and holistic approaches.