Chicago Behavioral Hospital Celebrates World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is Thursday, October 10th. With this in mind, we at Chicago Behavioral Hospital want to highlight the need for mental health treatment services, not only in our local areas but throughout the country as well.
It’s estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States suffer at least one major depressive episode in a given year. In terms of percentages, that is an astounding 6.7% of all Americans adults, this simply can’t be ignored. These bouts with depression can leave someone feeling sluggish, unmotivated, and questioning their self-worth & overall willingness to get out of bed in the morning. Someone battling depression might be more introverted than they were previously, frown more often, and no longer find enjoyment in activities that they previously enjoyed. It is important to check-in with friends & family every now & again, even if it is a simple text message or phone call, you never truly know what is going on in someone’s head, and that effort of reaching out might brighten their day.