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    Knowing these signs can save the life of a loved one.

    Mental Illness affects more people than you think.

    Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4-10, 2020. During this week, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) hopes to further educate our community and bring awareness to mental illness.

    Did you know?

    • • 1 in 5 adults have experienced mental illness.
    • • 1 in 25 adults have experienced a serious mental illness.
    • • 1 in 8 emergency department visits by an adult involves a mental illness or substance use disorder.
    • • High school students with significant symptoms of depression are more than twice as likely to drop out compared to their peers.
    • • Just over 50% of those aged 6-17 with a mental health disorder received treatment in 2016.

    It may seem taboo, but only by talking about suicide can we bring more awareness to the serious issue affecting tens of thousands of Americans every year.

    • • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 in the U.S.
    • 90% of people who die by suicide had shown symptoms of a mental health condition, according to interviews with family, friends and medical professionals.
    • • Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 4x more likely to attempt suicide.
    • 75% of people who die by suicide are male.
    • • Transgender adults are nearly 12x more likely to attempt suicide.

    You are not alone.  The staff at PPI is here for you.
    Call (717) 782-6493 to speak with someone today.

    If you are in emotional distress, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255. Trained counselors are available 24/7.

    If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

    If you would like to speak to someone about better managing your stress and anxiety, or to make an appointment, please call (717) 782-6493 for more information.



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