Understanding and Identifying Mental Illness

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Understanding and Identifying Mental Illness

If you live in the U.S., you might be one of five adults who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. If you've ever felt sad, lonely, anxious or helpless for no reason, you may be one of the 20 percent of people worldwide who experience mental illness. Marked by extended periods of emotional instability, difficulty maintaining relationships, unprovoked sadness, fear or paranoia and a multitude of other symptoms, mental disorders plague individuals in a variety of ways. These types of illnesses are more globally prevalent than heart disease and cancer, and are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. When left untreated, some turn to alternative options to treat their pain. According to the World Health Organization, more than one million people a year die from suicide. That's one person every 40 seconds—with those numbers expected to jump to one suicide every 20 seconds by 2020. While mental illness can rear its ugly head in many tragic outcomes, there is always hope.

Millions of people see mental health professionals, use medication, and actively work to recover from mental illness everyday. But does everyone who is mentally ill have access to these treatment options? What do you do if you or a friend is struggling with a mental disorder? This playlist helps you identify the signs and symptoms of common and treatable mental illnesses. And keep in mind the old adage: It's always darkest before the dawn.

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What's going on inside of a depressed person? Watch 'Do Dogs Get Depressed?': http://bit.ly/1pb2GZi Get Your FREE Audiobook: http://bit.ly/XIcZpz SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 ---Links to follow us below--- Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1fjWszw Twitter: http://bit.ly/1d84R71 Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1amIPjF Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Depression Resources: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-information http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/ http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx http://www.ementalhealth.ca/ http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ http://www.thejackproject.org/resources Further reading--- Depression review: http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/what-causes-depression.htm Cell Communication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23502536 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318105329.htm Role of serotonin: http://www.salon.com/2013/12/13/new_developments_may_help_those_with_depression_partner/ Teen insomnia linked with depression, anxiety http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140730093516.htm Physical fitness can help prevent young adolescents' depression, study finds http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140807121448.htm

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