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Mental Illness plagues half of all Americans: CDC
The State Column ^ | 09/05/2011

Posted on 09/05/2011 3:16:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Nearly half of all Americans experience mental illness at time point in life.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of all Americans will experience some form of mental health problems during their lifespan. THE CDC defined mental health problems as ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder to suicide, noting that often these mental health problems are not addressed.

The new CDC report, “Mental Illness Surveillance Among Adults in the United States,” describes the extent of mental illness among U.S. adults and recommends increased efforts to monitor mental illness and anxiety disorders.

Most shocking from the report is the cost associated with treatment and loss of productivity.

There are “unacceptably high levels of mental illness in the United States,” said Ileana Arias, principal deputy director of the CDC. “Essentially, about 25 percent of adult Americans reported having a mental illness in the previous year. In addition to the high level, we were surprised by the cost associated with that — we estimated about $300 billion in 2002.”

It still remains unclear as to why there is a high rate of mental illness in the U.S. or what factors are influencing mental health.

It has been shown that mental disorders have a link to chronic illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. Additionally, psychiatric illness and other mental health issues are surrounded by stigma, which adds to the burden.

A 200 survey performed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that about 11 million people experienced serious mental health illnesses during the past year. This represents about five percent of the population. Additionally, about 84 million Americans reported having suicidal thoughts and 2.2 million Americans made plans to kill themselves, over the past year. Unfortunately, about one million American attempted suicide last year, according to the report.

These numbers may seem alarming, but more importantly, it brings attention to an overlooked issue. Mental health illnesses are increasing in the U.S. and understanding for how to help people deal with them is important. Thus more programs should be made available to help people and their families.


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1 posted on 09/05/2011 3:16:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

b.s.

40% of europeans, and now, 50% of americans?


2 posted on 09/05/2011 3:17:57 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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Obviously. Otherwise Obama wouldn’t have won.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 3:18:20 PM PDT by Kipp
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To: SeekAndFind

That should provide endless work for “mental health professionals.”


4 posted on 09/05/2011 3:18:30 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: SeekAndFind

That headline—talk about a target rich environment.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 3:18:56 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds about right; all those who voted for Obama and a sprinkling of total bat$hit crazies.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 3:18:57 PM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re called Democrats ...


7 posted on 09/05/2011 3:19:03 PM PDT by reg45
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah and there all in DC!


8 posted on 09/05/2011 3:19:03 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mental Illness plagues half of all Americans: CDC

Obama approved by nearly half of all Americans: Gallup

9 posted on 09/05/2011 3:19:39 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: SeekAndFind

Yay! I’m finally normal.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 3:20:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SeekAndFind
everyone is nuts except the homosexuals according to these people.

They have zero credibility with me.

11 posted on 09/05/2011 3:20:39 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you have ever fallen in love, you have experienced mental illness. ;^)


12 posted on 09/05/2011 3:20:41 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Kipp

About half sounds right. The Democrat half.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 3:20:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

And they all vote Democrat.

On the upside, they do warn sane people by cluttering up their cars with hippy bumper stickers.

“Self identifying psychos”


14 posted on 09/05/2011 3:21:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: reg45

damn it... beat me to it.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 3:21:12 PM PDT by sentient
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To: SeekAndFind

Obviously. Look at the results of the 08 election...


16 posted on 09/05/2011 3:21:12 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: SeekAndFind

17 posted on 09/05/2011 3:21:31 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: reg45

that’s the conclusion I got, about that many are Democrats.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 3:21:41 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SeekAndFind

The lines on this one are just TOOOOOO obvious.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 3:22:16 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: SeekAndFind

20 posted on 09/05/2011 3:22:27 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ken21

LOL! Yeah. Something fishy is going on here with this “mental illness” stuff today. Of course, almost 50% of people living in this country do think that Barry is doing a swell job and still vote for the DemocRATS.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 3:23:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: ken21

100% of liberal democrats


22 posted on 09/05/2011 3:24:05 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Doogle

can't wait till these clowns look over mooslim countries

23 posted on 09/05/2011 3:24:10 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of all Americans will experience some form of mental health problems during their lifespan. THE CDC defined mental health problems as ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder to suicide, noting that often these mental health problems are not addressed.

I can see where this is leading...

Mustn't have mentally challenged souls legally toting firearms out there now and they must be monitored and controlled by the state for the good of the whole.

24 posted on 09/05/2011 3:25:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind
I see the social worker industry is trying to justify their existence.

Infantile males sucking anonymous male genitals sticking through the divider in a public restroom are considered sane

Anyone who joins the Tea Party is emotionally disturbed...

Got it.

25 posted on 09/05/2011 3:25:50 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: SeekAndFind; dynachrome

“Liberalism is a mental disorder” ... Book title from Dr. Michael Savage Ph.D.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 3:26:46 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too easy. Too easy.


27 posted on 09/05/2011 3:26:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

This is crap.

Sure, I feel depression and anxiety at various points in my life. For God’s sake, these people define mental illness so loosely it is starting to give me the damned creeps.

What is the first thing they do to people in totalitarian regimes (China, Soviet Union etc.) to delegitimize them, when they want to avoid just taking them away and making them disappear for some reason.

Right. That person is mentally ill.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 3:26:57 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: RichInOC

You and me both, brother.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 3:27:29 PM PDT by onona (Did the Lake Placid Ironman once, glad it's over.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mental illness is hereditary

You get it from your kids


30 posted on 09/05/2011 3:28:34 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Oh yeah, you do bring back memories !

Head over heels crazy, do anything crazy !

Now, I get to watch the kids go through it :)


31 posted on 09/05/2011 3:29:03 PM PDT by onona (Did the Lake Placid Ironman once, glad it's over.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They want to use this to take away our firearms.


32 posted on 09/05/2011 3:29:12 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: fishtank

Indeed. (memorex/holiday tonite)


33 posted on 09/05/2011 3:30:42 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: ken21
Well they have to start attributing a medical diagnosis to conservatives. What do you want to bet that the Tea party characteristics (passionate, ‘unmovable’, inflexible(won't accept perversion or butchery) are all included. Perhaps not named the same but the meanings are. The libs/commies are working on ways to blanket the TP types into categories of ‘terrorists’ and/or ‘mental cases’. JMHO of course.

Probably the same in Europe. Not all of those traditionally Honorable people are left winged nutjobs. They don't agree with the direction they are going any more than the Americans.

It's a world wide attempt to corral Christians, conservatives, etc.

That sounds paranoid...oops. See there? I'm part of the 50% now.

34 posted on 09/05/2011 3:31:27 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin 2012....Any Questions?)
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To: SeekAndFind

And they post in DU. :)


35 posted on 09/05/2011 3:32:26 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: dynachrome

ohhhh....

wasn’t even listening....

I’m a sick puppy today, head cold, nothing serious, though...


36 posted on 09/05/2011 3:33:37 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ken21

That explains the 52% who voted for the kenyan in ‘08.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 3:34:10 PM PDT by Student0165
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To: rlmorel
Mental Illness plagues half of all Americans: CDC

Half of all Americans are liberals?
38 posted on 09/05/2011 3:34:25 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: EGPWS
I can see where this is leading...

Mustn't have mentally challenged souls legally toting firearms out there now and they must be monitored and controlled by the state for the good of the whole.

Their solution will be to make it harder for sane people to own guns.

39 posted on 09/05/2011 3:35:34 PM PDT by umgud
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To: SeekAndFind
"Mental Illness plagues half of all Americans: CDC "

And I know which half! See tagline for clue.

40 posted on 09/05/2011 3:35:40 PM PDT by matthew fuller (If America is to survive, the national socialist democrat (NAZI) party must be destroyed.)
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To: RedMDer
"And they post in DU. :)"

And they breed, but most abort.

41 posted on 09/05/2011 3:37:45 PM PDT by matthew fuller (If America is to survive, the national socialist democrat (NAZI) party must be destroyed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

allow me a closely considered, rational response. I have been there, a school board tried to call my (really) lazy son ADHD and wanted to put him on meds.

If I might re-iterate, BULLSHIT! The kid was gaming us, the school district was gaming me, but what did it matter, it was “free” money!?

BTW, I kicked the kid (metaphoricly, lest the child abuse people go nuts) in the arse. Turned out what he needed was an option that did not involve a BA. He is now a manager at a local auto repair shop, makes about as much as I do. Kid doesn’t talk to me much, but I’m proud of him.


42 posted on 09/05/2011 3:38:37 PM PDT by barkeep (Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc)
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To: RedMDer
"And they post in DU. :)"

And they breed, but most abort.

43 posted on 09/05/2011 3:40:49 PM PDT by matthew fuller (If America is to survive, the national socialist democrat (NAZI) party must be destroyed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Junk Science Alert!


44 posted on 09/05/2011 3:45:15 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Obama takes office, and 2-1/2 years later we are saying downgrade and America together!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I was a shrink I would set up my practice in a blue state on the theory you go where your market is.


45 posted on 09/05/2011 3:56:35 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: fishtank
“Liberalism is a mental disorder” ... Book title from Dr. Michael Savage Ph.D.

He got that meme from lurking on FR.

46 posted on 09/05/2011 4:01:07 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guarantee you, without even looking, that they have this story posted at DU, KOS and Huffpost and every liberal there is saying, yup, that’s all the conservatives and Republicans that are crazy.

The two sides in the country just need to get it on, and let the better side win.


47 posted on 09/05/2011 4:01:38 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: fishtank

I dion’t post the thread because of the holiday. I worked today and made pretty good money


48 posted on 09/05/2011 4:02:35 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Nearly half of all Americans experience mental illness at time point in life.
Yep. And the other half are Conservatives.

[Not Sarcasm]

49 posted on 09/05/2011 4:07:46 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: SeekAndFind

50 posted on 09/05/2011 4:09:48 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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