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A New Start, Inc. Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month
May 23, 2016

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A New Start, Inc. Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental illness is a disease that does not discriminate, it affects people from all walks of life and different backgrounds. A New Start would like to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month. According to a recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) study, around 18% of the current adult population suffer from some form of a mental illness, and around 4% are considered to be serious.

Mental health disorders affect a person’s mood, thinking or behavior. There are many different kinds of mental health disorders, some of the more common disorders are depression and anxiety.

Common mental health disorders include:

When an individual suffers from both a mental illness and an addiction disorder, this is known as dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder. When it comes to those who suffer from the disease of addiction, around one-third of those also suffer from a co-occurring disorder.

Out of the estimated 17.5 million Americans who suffer from a mental health disorder, around 4 million of those individuals also struggle with substance abuse or addiction.

The drug of choice for over half of those who suffer from a dual diagnosis is alcohol. A new trend in drug addiction that has been noticed is the recent increase in those suffering from prescription drug abuse. It is estimated that one-third of those who have a co-occurring disorder are abusing prescription painkillers.

With the proper treatment individuals can recover from mental illness and dual diagnosis. A New Start specializes in dual diagnosis treatment and recovery, with the proper treatment and therapy, clients can gain their freedom back from addiction and mental health disorders. To contact A New Start, Inc. now for more information, please call us at (844) TALK-ANS, we are here for you anytime of day. Start a new life in recovery today!

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