Most of us have heard the statistic. One in five people struggle with mental illnesses. We all know of someone who has dealt with it. Despite this familiarity, many people still view mental illness as something to be ashamed.
New research from around the world shows that almost everyone will develop a mental illness at some point in their lives. Sadly, most of these people won't receive treatment.
The individuals who don't have mental illnesses will become a new avenue of study. There may be studies to find out how these people stay so mentally well. Extensive national surveys show that at least of people will develop a mental illness at some point in their lives.
This is quite illuminating and sad. I hate that so many people would have to suffer, but it is good that we are finding out these things through research.
A different study followed a group of New Zealanders from birth to mid-life. The percentage of people who developed a mental illness jumped up to 80 percent. The study shows that you are more likely to develop a mental illness than you are to develop heart disease or diabetes.
I hope we have more advances in this field in the upcoming years.