Mental illness has been described by the American Medical Association as the nation's number one health problem. It sends more people to hospitals than cancer, lung, and heart disease combined.
Of the U.S. population over 18 years of age, approximately 28% will suffer a mental illness or substance abuse disorder in any one year.
Severe mental illnesses affect nearly 3% of the adult population - or approximately 5 million adults.
Only 20% of the people in need of treatment seek help.
The Mental Health Association of Morris County is here to let you know that people with mental illness CAN recover and lead full and productive lives in their communities.