Mental Illness OLIVIA LEE HS 162, SECTION 1 FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Facts 1 in 5 American Adults experience a mental health issue 1 in 10 young people experience a period of major depression 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety etc.) Mental health typically strikes young people in their productive years, age 16-25
Factors Genetic/Biological- abnormal balances of neurotransmitters in the brain, brain defects and injury, family history of mental illness Environmental -stress, death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, traumatic experiences
Consequences Loss of interest in activities Poor academic performance Substance abuse and addiction Major health problems (Higher chances of chronic illnesses) Suicide -the 10 th leading cause of death in the U.S. and takes 41,000 American lives each year Shootings -19-year old shooter in Florida who
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