Tea Time with the Psychos Podcast

May is Mental Health Awareness Month #breakthestigma

May 11, 2021 KK and Liz Season 1 Episode 14
Tea Time with the Psychos Podcast
May is Mental Health Awareness Month #breakthestigma
Show Notes

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month our episode today consists of us psychos discussing who taught us about mental health, stigmas associated with mental health, and ways to break the stigma. Please remember that you are not alone and here are some facts from Nami.

These are only a few of the reasons why it’s important to take part in promoting awareness for MIAW. Please use these facts and others, including the infographics at nami.org/mhstats, to encourage discussions about mental health through social media or other forms of outreach.

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • Mental illness affects:
    • 44% of LGB adults
    • 32% Mixed/Multiracial adults
    • 22% of White adults
    • 19% of American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 18% of Latinx adults
    • 17% of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander adults
    • 17% of Black adults
    • 14% of Asian adults
  • Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition:
    • Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
    • Major Depressive Episode: 7.8% (19.4 million people)
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
    • Bipolar Disorder: 2.8% (estimated 7 million people)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder: 1.4% (estimated 3.5 million people)
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 1.2% (estimated 3 million people)
    • Schizophrenia: <1% (estimated 1.5 million people)