Lutheran Suicide Prevention Ministry
October 4-11 Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 10 as World Mental  Health Day 

and October 8 National Depression Screening Day.
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  • One in four adults--approximately 61.5 million Americans--- experience serious mental illness a year
  • Serious mental illness cost America $193.2 billion a year in lost earnings per year.
  • The World Health Organization reports that Major Depression is the leading global disability.
  • Adults living with serious mental illness die approximately 25 years sooner due to treatable medical conditions.
  • Mood disorders such as depression are the third most common cause of  hospitalizations  in the US for adults and youth ages 18 to 44.

Click on this link for a video of Cher discussing mental illness and how to talk about it.

See Glenn Close, actress, discuss mental illness in her family and her advocacy efforts to end stigma. 
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