Putting the focus on mental health awareness

Topic of wellness presentation set for Thursday, Oct. 8, 5-7 p.m.

    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center Behavioral Health will host a community wellness event Thursday, Oct. 8 centering on “Developing a Healthier U….Becoming Head-Strong” as part of National Mental Health Awareness Week.
    Persons interested in attending to learn more about mental wellness can register by calling 712-755-4343, or email education@myrtuemedical.org.  The presentation will be held from 5-7 p.m. that evening at Myrtue’s Auble Conference Center.


Key Facts:
•  Depression is a common mental disorder.  Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
• Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease.
• More women are affected by depression than men.
• At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.
• There are effective treatments for depression.

By the Numbers
• One in four adults experience mental illness.
• 20 percent of youth ages 13-18 experience mental health disorders.
• About 1.1 percent of American adults, about 2.4 million people, live with schizophrenia.
• Approximately 2.6 percent of American adults, about 6.1 million people, live with bipolar disorder.
• Approximately 6.7 percent of American adults, about 14.8 million people, live with major depression.
• Approximately 18.1 percent of American adults, about 42 million people, live with anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic distress disorder, or phobias.



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Harlan, IA 51537-0721

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