According to U.S. Surgeon General Murthy, more than 43 million adults in our country struggled with mental illness in the past year and half of us will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in our lives; one quarter by the age of 14. And more than 20 adults have an alcohol or drug abuse problem. Yet, in spite of how common mental illness and addiction are in our families and in our communities, prejudice and barriers to accessing care still keep too many people from getting the treatment they need. Can you think of any other disease for which we would put up with that?
To read the General Murthy’s full blog, click here.