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    One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    One in five Californians say they need mental health care - latimes.com


    Almost 5 million California adults say they could use help with a mental or emotional problem, according to a survey released Wednesday by researchers at UCLA. About 1 million of them meet the criteria for "serious psychological distress."

    However, only one in three people who perceive a need for mental health services or are in serious distress have seen a professional for treatment, the survey found.

    No ****, That actually seems low to me.
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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    NIMH · The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America

    Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.2 Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion — about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 — who suffer from a serious mental illness.1 In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada.3 Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.1
    Looks like they have lower than average rate.

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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    No ****, That actually seems low to me.
    I think that number is low too, its mostly likely four in five Californians need mental health care.
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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Everyone who lives there needs mental health care. It's ****ing Cali.

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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    No ****, That actually seems low to me.
    When will people (Americans in particular) understand and just accept that being unhappy is just part of life?

    The sooner many people let go of their fairytale notions of what life *should be* and accept what life *is* then we'd see a lot less miserable people floating around claiming to be depressed and suffering from other issues.
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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    When will people (Americans in particular) understand and just accept that being unhappy is just part of life?

    The sooner many people let go of their fairytale notions of what life *should be* and accept what life *is* then we'd see a lot less miserable people floating around claiming to be depressed and suffering from other issues.

    I agree, and it cheapens and increases the stigma for those who truly suffer.
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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    One in five Californians say they need mental health care - latimes.com


    Almost 5 million California adults say they could use help with a mental or emotional problem, according to a survey released Wednesday by researchers at UCLA. About 1 million of them meet the criteria for "serious psychological distress."

    However, only one in three people who perceive a need for mental health services or are in serious distress have seen a professional for treatment, the survey found.
    Probably means that almost 5 million California adults are soon to apply for Social Security Disability. What a crock. Looks like the pharma ads for anti-depressants targeting consumers are working just fine/
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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    No ****, That actually seems low to me.
    THEY are the healthy ones...the rest are in denial. Theres a reason I got the hell out of there!

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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Looks to me like you guys are suffering from a severe case of jealousy. Just because your small state doesn't measure up is no need to feel inferior. You may not be able to pleasure the federal government with you flaccid amount of taxes, but at least you give it a try. =)

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    Re: One in five Californians say they need mental health care

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Looks to me like you guys are suffering from a severe case of jealousy. Just because your small state doesn't measure up is no need to feel inferior. You may not be able to pleasure the federal government with you flaccid amount of taxes, but at least you give it a try. =)
    Dood...Clai is the one claiming the mental illness. Throw in the need for medicinal marijuana...the debacle that is ALL of LA county, the nightmare of San Francisco...

    seriously...jealous? Hardly. I was born Californian. I escaped Kalifornia. And you can keep it. Personally? id be all for California declaring its indpendence and seceding. thats not rhetoric...Please...by all means...DO it.

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