Mental Health

Mental, behavioral and emotional health issues aren't rare. They're everywhere. And throughout northeast Indiana, people are suffering. These struggles don't always look the way you'd expect. It's time to look beyond the labels.

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What is Mental Health?

Produced by Dr. Mike Condra, Queen's University's Director of Health, Counseling & Disability Services. This animated video presents practical information about mental health. (5:32 minutes)

Mental Health Myths

Published by BuzzFeedVideo, this short video shares six untrue facts about mental health you may possibly believe. (1:13 minutes)

Stigma and Mental Illness

A joint project of the IWK Health Centre and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This video was designed to combat the stigma attached to...

Mental Illness: The Invisible Illness

MaxSilverman discusses how mental and physical illness are not supported equally by society. (19:49 minutes)

Celebrities Discuss Mental Health

Several celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Howie Mandel, Terry Bradshaw, and Paula Dean speak out on mental illness, and the stigma. (3:43 minutes)

Physical Health v. Mental Health

This short video brings humor to a serious problem asking, "Isn't it time we started taking mental health more seriously?" Isn't it time we start...

An estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older -- about 1 in 4 adults -- suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.*

Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. In particular, depressive illnesses tend to co-occur with substance abuse and anxiety disorders.* 

Around 20% of the world's children and adeolescents have mental disorders or problems.

Mental and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year; suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in 15-29 year olds.

Stigma and discrimination against patients and families prevent people from seeking mental health care.

*Source: John Hopkins Medicine

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