Emotional Health Issues are an epidemic in the United States and around the world. Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Obesity and Homelessness is a reality for many who suffer silently. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the third leading cause of death for ages 15 to 24 years.
The American Psychological Associations "Impact of Stress" survey found that 20 Percent of respondents reported Extreme Stress levels and 94 percent of adults believe that stress can contribute to the development of major illnesses such as heart disease, depression and obesity. However, when stress occurs, only 29 percent of people feel they are doing a excellent or very good job of managing or reducing it.
In addition, One in Four adults, approximately 61.5 million Americans experience mental illness in a given year according to the National Association for Mental Illness. Approximately 60 percent of adults and almost one-half of youth ages 8 to 15 with a mental illness received NO Mental Health Service.
With these high numbers, Emotional or Mental Health is something we tend to ignore and hope it goes away. Unfortunately that is not a solution.
I Can Handle It
Our health is something most people would like to keep private, but typically there is not a negative reaction when you learn a family member or friend has heart disease, diabetes or cancer. However, when it comes to Mental Illness the reaction is often NOT as caring or sensitive. People with mental illness are often shunned or judged by event their closest family and friends, believing that it is the persons choice. So it is not surprising that 60 percent of those with Mental Illness receive No Mental Health Services, choosing to go it alone.
There are numerous mental health services available, including discussion groups, support groups, psychologists and mental health councilors. So why do so many people choose to NOT take advantage of the services? It may be the Social Stigma associated with a Mental Health condition?
Saver Health has created a Emotional Health Cooperative or Co-Op where members work together to offer support and guidance to each other. Membership is FREE and minimal personal information is required. It is like a social community, however all conversations are confidential and are not shared outside the community. Members are identified by a unique User Name instead of their given name or email to add a level of anonymity and all posts and blog entries default to private until the user changes them to a broader audience.
Saver Health Co-Op is also a place where organization and mental health professionals can create support groups and identify events and activities that would benefit the community.
So if you are someone who just want to better manage their stress or someone struggling with a mental health issue, Saver Health offers a safe and secure place where you can set personal objectives, track you progress and join support groups that keep you motivated and accountable to reach the goals that you have set for yourself.
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