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Mental Health Condition? Honey, You're Not Alone

(Video included) - If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone.

Colusa County Recovery

Did you know that one in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year? And across the population, 1 in every 20 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression.

As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of the people around you, but widespread misunderstandings about mental illness remain.

Many people don't seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition.

People may expect a person with serious mental illness to look visibly different from others, and they may tell someone who doesn't "look ill" to "get over it" through willpower. These misperceptions add to the challenges of living with a mental health condition.

Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy. By developing and following a treatment plan, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms.

People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, make friends, and have relationships.

Mental illness can slow us down, but we don't need to let it stop us.

If you are struggling with a mental health condition? Please let a family member or friend know or call SAMHSA's confidential 24-7 national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or reach out to your local behavioral health service provider.

Behavioral Health Service Providers

Colusa County BHS | Link

Glenn County BHS

Willows: (530) 934-6582

Orland: (530) 865-6459

Sutter-Yuba BHS

Main Line: (530) 673-8255

Toll Free: (888) 923-​3800

Butte County BHS

Oroville: (530) 538-2574

Lake County BHS

North Shore: (707) 274-9101

South Shore: (707) 994-7090

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