(Video included) - If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone.
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
Colusa: (530) 458-0520
Glenn County BHS
Willows: (530) 934-6582
Orland: (530) 865-6459
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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