In 2016, more than 1.4 million people were diagnosed with depression in the United States, a figure that has remained relatively stable since the first quarter of 2017.
According to a report released in November, mental health services in the country continue to see growth.
But the outlook is grim, with more than 20 percent of people suffering from a mental illness in 2017, up from 9 percent in 2015.
Many factors, including the changing nature of mental health care and stigma, have contributed to this increase.
For example, the mental health community is largely divided on whether or not to refer a person to a mental health professional for treatment, and a 2016 survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness found that nearly 70 percent of those surveyed said they did not believe they were ready to refer someone to a professional.
Many people are struggling with their mental health.
The National Alliance surveyed nearly 500,000 adults nationwide, finding that 61 percent of respondents had struggled with depression, compared to 31 percent who said they had not struggled.
According the survey, nearly half of people who said that they had struggled were under 35 years old.
“It’s a very complicated issue,” says Dr. James Fong, an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School.
“But I do think we are moving toward a more accepting environment for people to discuss their mental illness.”
Fong has been a mental healthcare expert for nearly 20 years, and he sees a significant shift in the way mental health issues are addressed in the US.
“There is a growing awareness that mental health is not a disease and that it’s a health issue,” he says.
“People are beginning to realize that we need to address the stigma surrounding mental health and the fact that we can’t afford mental health insurance.”
One example of a trend that has occurred is that the American Psychiatric Association has recently created a mental disorders commission. “
The public needs to understand that it is a serious mental health issue and that we must address it.”
One example of a trend that has occurred is that the American Psychiatric Association has recently created a mental disorders commission.
The commission, which is a part of the American Psychological Association, is responsible for overseeing the commission’s recommendations for mental health policy and guidance for mental wellness programs.
It also works with mental health providers to identify gaps in mental health resources and services.
The task force was recently tasked with creating guidelines to improve mental health treatment.
Fong says it is critical that mental wellness and prevention programs be part of all of the mental healthcare policies.
“We are seeing more and more mental health people seeking help, not only because they need it but also because they can access it,” he explains.
“This is a crisis and it is not going away.”
Mental health professionals, however, have not always been as supportive of the new mental wellness standards.
Some have suggested that the guidelines are insufficient and that more mental wellness services should be offered to people.
Others have expressed concern that the standards do not address the root causes of mental illnesses, such as family violence and discrimination.
Mental health services have traditionally focused on treating people who have depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders.
But experts are increasingly finding that some people, such with mental illnesses like schizophrenia, who are struggling and struggling to get help can also benefit from mental health programs.
The Mental Health Association, a national advocacy organization that advocates for mental illness, supports mental wellness.
“Some of these individuals are struggling to cope and need help in order to get through it,” says MHA’s director, Dr. Amy Fink.
“A lot of them have underlying mental health conditions, and they need to have access to the right mental health tools and support.”
Fink says the American Association of Suicidology, which advocates for people with mental illness and suicide, has also made a significant contribution to the mental wellness conversation.
“Our group has been working on this issue for over 10 years, but we have not had a single mental health conference in the last 10 years,” says Fink, who is also a member of the AASU.
“As we look to the future, we are increasingly aware of the need for mental and physical wellness programs that include a broad spectrum of people.”
This year, the AAN, an organization of health professionals representing the public and private sector, launched the Mental Health America Alliance.
The alliance aims to promote mental health education and research and to raise awareness about mental illness through media and advocacy.
“What is important is that we recognize that mental illness is a health condition and treat people appropriately,” Fink explains.
“[MHA’s] new mental health guidelines are an important step forward for the mental wellbeing movement and a positive step forward in helping people who are suffering from mental illness to be supported and treated in a healthy way.”