A recent report released by Mental Health America states that 1 in 5 adults suffer from a mental health condition – that is over 40 million Americans. Nearly half of this number are also suffering from co-occurring substance abuse. The mental health of our youth continues to worsen as well, with severe depression increasing from
We often hear of how mental illness can change a life, but do we understand to what extent? Did you know a mental illness can lead to job loss, family loss, or even jail time? Mental illness, including Bipolar Disorder, can lead to all those things, and John can attest to it.
Recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco “ruled that residential treatment was medically necessary for eating disorders…” The insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, has appealed the ruling claiming that residential treatment for eating disorders should not be viewed as medical treatment.