Chronic Illness & Mental Health. Depression is a real illness. Treatment can help you live to the fullest extent possible, even when you have another illness. It is common to feel sad or discouraged after a heart attack, a cancer diagnosis, or if you are trying to manage a chronic condition like pain. Sep 23, 2015 · Mental illness is an important public health problem, both in its own right and because of its alliance to other chronic diseases with their concomitant morbidity and mortality. The world health organization (WHO) estimates that one of four families worldwide has at least one member suffering from a mental disorder and that mental disorders will constitute the largest global burden of disease Cited by: 6.
AltaPointe provides residential care and treatment to adults living with chronic mental illness. Our residential facilities accommodate patients with a wide spectrum of needs based on their levels of functioning, medical needs, and supervision requirements. For millions of people, chronic illnesses and depression are facts of life. A chronic illness is a condition that lasts for a very long time and usually cannot be cured completely, although some illnesses can be controlled or managed through lifestyle (diet and exercise) and certain medications.
Chronically Mentally Ill Adults. Page 1 A. Target Group: Adults with Severe Disabling Mental Illness (SDMI Targeted Case Management (TCM) services are furnished to assist Medicaid. eligible adults with severe disabling mental illness (SDMI) in gaining access. to . Prevalence of Mental Illness. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year. 1 Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. Recent figures suggest that, in 2004, approximately 1 in 4 adults in the United States had a mental health disorder in the past year1—most commonly anxiety or depression—and 1 in 17 had a serious mental illness. the most preventable and treatable of all health problems(see figure below). Chronic diseases include illness such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. 1. Mental health disorders are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.