Mental Health Facts 1 in 5 (46.6 million) adults in the United States experience a mental health condition in a given year. 1 in 25 (11.2 million) adults in the United States experience a serious mental illness in a given year. Approximately 46.6 million adults in the United States face the reality of managing a
What Is Stigma? People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and even discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult. Stigma is when someone, or you yourself, views you in a negative way because you have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as shame that can be
Adolescence is a difficult time for teens and parents. With so much change happening for your child, it can be difficult to know when they’re experiencing regular teen moodiness and when they might be struggling with their mental health More than 22 percent of people between 13 and 18 will experience a mental health or
Co-occurring alcohol use disorder and mental health It’s not uncommon for someone who has one mental health disorder to also be living with another. For example, people will often experience both depression and anxiety at the same time, and the symptoms of these disorders can be difficult to manage together. The same is true of
Why is everyone talking about Vaping? Risa Turetsky Pitkin County Public Health Courtney Dunn Prevention Specialist, Aspen School District We want to talk about vaping, but first we want you to think about the young person in your life, whether it’s your child or another child or children in your life. Take a moment to
“You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.” In March I’ll be attempting to complete a 24 hour effort on skis to raise funds for The Aspen Strong Foundation, a non-profit that promotes access to mental health in the Roaring Fork Valley.