Welcome back to our continuing look at mental illness in America. Mental health issues have taken up residence in the media and throughout social media making them more visible than ever. From status updates about suicide prevention to spotlights on veterans and their PTSD struggles, mental health awareness seems to be everywhere. In our previous post, we examined why there may be a gap between those who need mental health care and those who actually received care. We also explored a few of the many alternative therapies that are being used to treat mental illness when traditional treatments are not available. If you or a loved one needs a mental health therapist in Columbus, OH, call Legacy today!
The group Mental Health American found that certain segments of the population are struggling with worsening mental health conditions. Mental illness affects everyone. Ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation do not factor into whether or not someone will struggle with mental illness. However, there are groups in the U.S. population that are seeing an increased need for mental health care and services. These groups include those in the LGBT community, minorities, and those with disabilities.
These groups seek treatment less often for a variety of different reasons. Language barriers, limited access to treatment, reduced quality of care, discrimination, and higher levels of stigma are just a few of the many reasons these groups do not seek mental health treatment. The lack of treatment results in higher rates of suicide and incarceration among these groups. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in every five adults in the United States experiences a mental illness. Nearly 10 million adults are living with a severe mental illness every day, and almost three-quarters of those illnesses began by age 24.
The NAMI study also revealed that nearly 60% of those adults who had been diagnosed with mental illness did not receive mental health care. As a result, the number of inmates who have a history of a mental health condition has risen to 24%. The number of homeless people in shelters who have mental illnesses is around 26% of that population.
With more and more people needing mental health care, Legacy Freedom of Columbus OH is proud to offer a holistic approach to mental illness. Our focus is on you and your needs, not just your mental illness. Together with your care team, you will create a therapy plan that both meets your treatment goals and teaches you new ways to cope with your mental health condition. By combining traditional talk therapy treatments with alternative therapies like equine-assisted therapy, inner child work, and EMDR therapy, Legacy Freedom is able to help you overcome your mental illness. Learning to set healthy boundaries, understand the root of your mental health issues and working to develop new coping skills are all part of the process here at Legacy Freedom.
We believe in providing quality care to our clients and encourage participation in both one-on-one therapy and group therapy. Connecting with your peers or finding support from group sessions with your family can help you overcome the challenges you face because of your mental health. Let our friendly and professional staff help you take the first step towards taking back your life with Legacy Freedom.
Call or click to connect with a mental health therapist in Columbus, OH that you can trust today!