Mental illness


the stats

61.5 million Americans experience a mental illness in a given year. More than 90% of those who die by suicide had one or more mental disorders. The economic cost of untreated mental illnesses is more than $100 billion each year in the U.S. Globally, 3 of the 6 leading disabilities are due to mental illness (major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD).¹


the stigma

Mental illnesses are set apart from the rest of brain disorders, but are in fact just like any other brain disorder. The only difference is they affect areas in the brain which control our mood, out thinking and our perception in a particular pattern.

The diagnosis still depends on subjective evaluation of psychological symptoms.


objective diagnosis that refutes the stigma

NIBS provides the first non invasive brain imaging technology for direct measurement of brain network functions .  Mental illnesses can now be detected, diagnosed and treated objectively.

 

The system also enables rapid detection of pharmacological treatment efficacy, allowing objective assessment and personally fitted treatment.



 For further information and support please visit the following sites and spread their message:

 One Mind¹

 Bring Change 2 Mind

 National Alliance on Mental Illness