Friday, July 16, 2010

Featured Facts on Friday

Did you know...

The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, mental illness will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide, after heart disease.

Major mental disorders cost the nation at least $193 billion annually in lost earnings alone, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

When workers with depression were treated with prescription medicines, medical costs declined by $882 per employee per year and absenteeism dropped by nine days (Health Economics).

It pays to take care of our mental health!  For more information on mental illness, visit the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania website


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