The importance of mental health has never been greater. In the United States, one out of five adults suffers from a mental health disorder. These include anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and depression.
More than half of Americans with mental health issues do not receive treatment, totaling 27 million people each year.
An informative guide, Mental Wellness Statistics 2022: Being Kind to Your Mind, was provided by Bankrate to better educate people about the current state of mental health today as well as how to manage the challenges associated with it. Here’s what’s included in the guide:
Facts and statistics about mental health
State-by-state mental health resources and crisis lines
The accessibility of treatment and the prevalence of mental illness in each state
For Delaware specifically, we were included among the mid-tier states with medium prevalence and median access to care. We can do better than that! That’s why at Delaware Psychological Services our mission is to:
Support people through their mental health journey. Empower people to reach their fullest potential. Improve the quality of life for individuals and families. Make a difference in the local community. Set a standard of reliability and integrity. Build relationships. Dignity and respect for all.
Listed below are additional resources and contact information for those struggling with mental health;
Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health: (302) 255-9399
Mental Health Association in Delaware: (302) 654-6833
NAMI – Delaware: (302) 427-0787