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Mental Health

Affecting more than 50 million Americans every year, mental illness is the second leading cause of disability in the United States. In the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health, expanding the delivery of effective, community-based supportive services was the broad recommendation for improving our nation’s mental health in the coming years. Oaks Integrated Care is dedicated to providing these services.

5 Quick Facts

  1. It is estimated that mental illness affects 1 in 5 families in America (NAMI)
  2. Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide and wasted lives. The economic cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars each year in the United States. (NAMI)
  3. Severe mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. (NJAMHAA)
  4. The #1 reason for hospital admissions nationwide is psychiatric disorders. (NJAMHAA)
  5. Twenty-four percent of state prisoners and 21 percent of local jail prisoners have a recent history of a mental health disorder. Seventy percent of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental disorder with at least twenty percent experiencing significant functional impairment from a serious mental illness. (NAMI)

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