Only 44% of adults with a diagnosable mental illness get treatment.

What to Know

Many people do not get treatment for mental illness because of the associated stigma. Other reasons include a lack of access or transportation, fear of being forced to take medication, and concerns about how treatment might affect one’s job.

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What to Do

Research shows that 70-90% of people who seek proper mental health treatment experience a significant reduction in symptoms. People who seek treatment often see an improvement in the quality of their work and personal lives, because the symptoms of mental health disorders can interfere with productivity and the ability to connect with others.

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There is a range of mental health treatments available, depending on what’s right for you. This might mean prescribed or over-the-counter medication, but could also be therapy, yoga, or meditation, all of which are scientifically proven methods of reducing symptoms.