June Converse

Thriving After Trauma - Author and Writing Coach

Mental Health by the Numbers: Why this Blog is Important to Me and to YOU

1 in 10 people suffer from CLINICAL depression.

1 in 5 people are depressed some of the time.

1 in 4 has or had an addiction.

30% of the adult population has a recognized PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER.

50% of people SERIOUSLY CONTEMPLATE SUICIDE and ....

1 in 10 will ATTEMPT SUICIDE

This topic CANNOT stay in the shadows.  I will expose my pain, my struggles, my "crazy" until people feel as comfortable saying they have mental health issues as they do admitting they have the flu!

Here a few things I ran across yesterday that are WORTH your time -- after all, either you fit in the above statistics or someone you know and care for does!  It's time we get our heads out of the sand!

https://www.ted.com/talks/sangu_delle_there_s_no_shame_in_taking_care_of_your_mental_health

https://www.ted.com/talks/sue_klebold_my_son_was_a_columbine_shooter_this_is_my_story

http://www.anxymag.com

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