#1N4 Americans Has A Mental Illness

Posted 08/01/2016

One in four Americans has a mental illness.  That’s #1N4. This is our relatives, our neighbors, fellow students or coworkers.  50 percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75 percent by the age of 24 according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Colorado nationally ranks second in prescription drug abuse.  One in five Colorado adult drinks heavily.  In Colorado, half of a million persons needing mental health care are not receiving care.  40 percent of Coloradans are not comfortable in talking about their behavioral health situation due to stigma.

AspenPointe’s Crisis Stabilization Unit averages over 400 visits a month.  More than 1,600 youth in the Pikes Peak region have used crisis services since December 2014.

These stats are living in America, living in our community.  If you need help or just someone to talk to or text, help is available 24/7.  Call (844)-493-TALK (8255) or text “TALK” to 38255.  Or you may walk into the crisis unit at 115 South Parkside Drive, near Memorial Park.  A Crisis Response Team can deploy to your location if needed.

If you need outpatient care, please call our contact center at 572-6100.  AspenPointe provides adult, family, adolescent and child services at our many locations in El Paso, Parke and Teller counties.  AspenPointe has clinicians placed in some schools, provides telephonic care and accepts over 10 insurances - Medicaid and private/commercial. Please call 572-6100 if you need assistance.  #1N4

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