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MOOD DISORDERS

A category of mental illness characterized by chronic emotional dysregulation. These are serious changes in mood that interfere with your ability to function or are inconsistent with your circumstances. “If you're concerned that you may have a mood disorder, make an appointment to see your doctor or a mental health professional as soon as you can” (Mayo Clinic).

ANXIETY DISORDERS

Anxiety disorders are characterized by intense feelings of nervousness, fear, tension, exhaustion, excessive chills or sweats, increased heart rate, hyperventilation, trouble concentrating, and gastrointestinal issues. The severity of these symptoms is determined by the extent of their interference with day-to-day life and activity. According to the Mayo Clinic, 40 million adults, or 18.1 % of U.S. adults, suffer from an anxiety disorder, yet only 36.9% receive treatment.

 

EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in a person’s eating behaviors. 9% or 28.8 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. They are one of the deadliest mental illnesses to have as 26% of people with EDs attempt suicide and 6% are medically underweight. Every 62 minutes, at least one person dies from an eating disorder. 95% of people who have anorexia are female and 80% of people with bulimia are women. 10 million men will experience eating disorders but there is spectulate to be more that are simply unreported. Binge eating rates are approximately the same. 95% of cases occur in people ages 12-25(recovery village). BIPOC are less likely to be asked by a doctor about eating disorders. Gender dysphoria, athletics, and military experience has been seen to be linked with Eds as they all stimulate. Body dissection(ANAD).

MORE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Psychological disorders are conditions that affect your thinking, feeling, behavior, and more. In the US, 1 in 5 adults have a mental illness. Almost 50% of adolescents have had mental illness in which 22.2% have faced a severe impairment (NIMH). 

 

TREATMENT

Treatment can include medication and/or various forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and meditation. 

FOR SCHOOLS AND WORKPLACES

Project Calendula believes that mental health doesn't have to be dealt with alone. Especially with the misinformation and mistreatment around mental health in larger environments. We believe with access to the right resources, more people and institutions can improve their behavior and attitude.

 

"Mental Health is a critical part of overall health and well-being and is important throughout the life cycle; affecting thinking and learning, feelings and action, influencing health decision making" (https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health

"1 in 5 youth have a mental health condition, but sadly fewer than half receive any mental health services." 

(https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Public-Policy/Mental-Health-in-Schools)