Mental health and substance abuse issues do not discriminate. They are real for many people.
People who suffer from mental illness experience biologically based brain disorders. The brain is a vital organ to the human body, just like the heart, lungs and kidneys. But in this case, it is the brain that needs to be treated.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in the United States alone, it is estimated that nearly 1 in 5 families are affected by mental illness.
It important to know that the best treatments for mental illnesses today are highly effective; between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments and supports.
If you or someone you know may be suffering from mental illness, the Board’s providers of care can help. All services are provided on a sliding fee scale to make sure all local residents can access services.