Would I benefit?
Who is Affected by Mental Illness?
Approximately 1 in 5 adults (18.5%) will experience mental illness in a given year.
Approximately 1 in 5 adolescents aged 13 to 18 (21.4%) experience a severe mental disorder at some point in their life.
About 13% of children (aged 8-15) are estimated to experience a severe mental disorder at some point in their life.
Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Sometimes there are decades between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.
Who gets treatment?*
41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. 62.9% of adults with a serious mental illness received mental health services in the past year.
50.6% of children aged 8-15 received mental health services in the previous year
African American and Hispanic Americans use mental health services about half the rate that Caucasian Americans. Asian Americans use mental health services at about one-third the rate of Caucasian Americans
Can mental health treatment help me?
The American Psychological Association (APA) has reported that, "The general or average effects of psychotherapy are widely accepted to be significant and large. These large effects of psychotherapy are quite constant across most diagnostic conditions..."
APA has also reported that "...a variety of psychotherapies are effective with children, adults, and older adults."
Studies have also shown that clients often report the benefits of treatment not only continue after treatment has concluded, but also continue to improve after therapy completion.
What does all this mean?
Research has found time and time again that not only is mental illness common, it is also often treatable in therapy. In addition, psychotherapy is effective for a variety of diagnoses and presenting concerns. The research also shows, though, that people with mental illness are often not treated despite how much they might have struggled. The people who benefit most from psychotherapy are those who know they have a problem, are willing to take responsibility for their current behavior, and are willing to make changes.
It is our goal at QCBHA to provide treatment to anybody who suffers from mental illness and wants to improve their daily functioning. If you think you might be struggling with mental illness, please contact us right away. Our clinicians will be able to help determine the next step in your treatment to get you on the path in life you wish to be on.