“Happiness is the highest form of health.” – Dalai Lama
A smile can be misleading. It can mask the internal suffering of the mind and soul, which is why many afflicted with a mental health condition can slip through the cracks and may not receive the help they need.
For example, 18.1% of adult Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, or specific phobias. Approximately 4.9% of individuals suffering from schizophrenia commit suicide, which cuts their lifetime short by 28.5 years in the U.S. alone.
Fifty percent of chronic mental illness has an onset by age 14 and 75% by 24. Furthermore, these individuals can suffer through decades between the first appearance of symptoms and when they begin to receive treatment.
To tackle the great need for support, many CFC charities prioritize mental health in their programming, expanding resources and treatment efforts. Your gift can help individuals improve their emotional and psychological well-being by supporting these charities through the CFC.
Here’s how you can make an impact:
- $20 funds a suicide prevention hotline for one night.
- $30 funds 30 minutes of crisis line counseling for troubled youth.
- $43 funds a PTSD clinical trial for one individual.
- $100 pays for two hours of canine therapy.
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