Get to Know a Mental Health Patient Today

If one in four American adults is affected by a mental health condition, that means someone within your immediate friends and family could be struggling with a treatable condition right now.  Do you know who your “1 in 4” is?  Or what signs to look for in someone who may be depressed?

Do More for 1 in 4:  Mental Health America's 2011 Mental Health Awareness Month Theme

Two weeks ago, we highlighted two member-created videos that help show what it’s like to live with a mental health condition.  Today, on the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month (whose theme this year is “Do More for 1 in 4”), we’d like to tell you a little more about our mental health and behavior members at PatientsLikeMe.

What mental health and behavior conditions are represented at PatientsLikeMe?

The top five conditions reported by our members are:

Other mental health and behavior conditions include ADDBipolar 2 DisorderBipolar 1 DisorderOCDPhobiaPTSDSchizophreniaDrug AddictionTobacco AddictionAlcohol Addiction and Eating Disorders.

What are the top treatments?

What are the major symptoms?

What are mental health patients talking about?

  • Some of the most popular topics “tagged” in the mental health and behavior forum, which currently has more than 25,000 members, include coping strategies and stress.

Mental Health and Behavior Member Quote and Sample Profile

To learn more about living with a mental health condition, you can explore individual patient profiles at PatientsLikeMe to see what people are saying about their symptoms, treatments and quality of life.   Get to know one of our mental health and behavior patients today.

Also, check out all four videos submitted to the PatientsLikeMe “Express Yourself” Video Contest by mental health and behavior members. Anyone can vote on their favorite videos (including non-members), so help us determine who will win the five prizes.

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  1. Hi, these are quite alarming statistics. Even with numbers like this people with mental illness are still treated very different. I’m actually putting together an article at the moment on the perceptions of mental illness in society today.

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