Mental Health Awareness: People experiencing a mental illness might often be in dire need of help. They might even realize this fact and know exactly where to turn for help. However, some might be weary to seek help because of stigma against mental illnesses.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five American adults in The United States is experiencing mental illness. Many people would like to seek treatment but are afraid of what others might think of them. Avoiding seeking help comes from the negative perception of mental illness by those around us and in the general public. Because people don’t seek help, mental illness often manifests into addiction. Also according to NAMI, about 10.2 million Americans experiencing a mental illness also suffer from an addiction.
Sue Aberholden of NAMI states that discrimination of mental illnesses is what causes many people to avoid seeking help, and this can often lead to unemployment or even death. NAMI states that 90 percent of suicide deaths have an underlying mental illness. By accepting mental illness as something many people experience, we can end discrimination and get people the help they need. You can read more about how to end discrimination of mental illness by clicking here.
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental illness, know that it is okay and we’re here to help. We have five locations in New Jersey and treat individuals with various mental illnesses. For a full list of our programs, click here.
GenPsych PC is the premier New Jersey mental health outpatient treatment provider with various levels of care. We offer a Partial Care Program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Individual Outpatient services. Additionally, we specialize in Depression Treatment, Anxiety Treatment, Eating Disorder Treatment and Substance Abuse Treatment.
We offer psychiatric evaluations, medication protocols, substance abuse treatment, group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy at all our locations.