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The stats

The numbers don't lie.

Some might be astounded to learn just how many people are affected by mental illness and addiction. This is why it is critical to increase awareness, as with awareness comes greater acceptance, and with acceptance comes fuller recovery and less devastation caused by these diseases.  Sadly, so many families are forced to deal with the devastation of death by suicide, overdose, and long-term effects of substance abuse.

Mental Illness

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (43.8 million, 18.5%) suffer from mental illness in a given year.  About 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. (9.8 million, 4%) experience a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with one or more major life activity. Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9% received mental health services in the past 

Addiction

Addiction rates are rising dramatically, with approximately 23.5 million Americans addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.  That is roughly 10% of Americans over the age of 12!  Unfortunately, only about 11% of those suffering receive treatment from this highly fatal but highly treatable illness.  We aim to support the paths of sufferers and those closest to them with our brand.

The Connection

Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5% - 10.2 million adults - had a co-occurring mental illness.

The Fight

Fortunately, recovery is possible when these illness are properly diagnosed and treated, whether through medicine, therapy, 12-step programs, or rehabilitation centers.  But, as we know, so many sufferers shy from treatment due to the negative stigma associated with their disease.  At lotusware, we are devoted to breaking this totally unwarranted stigma.  We want to help people learn to take pride in physical and emotional sobriety - an overall sense of holistic wellness - and whatever journey they took to get there.  We CAN make an impact and save lives by simply removing the shame associated with mental illness/addiction.  To do our part, lotusware donates 10% of all proceeds to ______________, an organization/company/etc. that ___________________________.

Remember, there is a solution!

 

References

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/GeneralMHFacts.pdf

https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers

https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/addiction-statistics/