CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Millions of Americans are affected by a mental health condition. According to the NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI), approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness each year.
Mental illness covers a wide range of disorders that affect your mood, thinking, and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, autism, and addictive behaviors.
This week on 22News InFocus, we’ll be discussing the different types of mental health issues and what resources and treatments are available. Our guests will be a panel of professionals who specialize in providing help through assessment, therapies, and outreach to both individuals and their families who are living with a mental illness.
You can watch 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon LIVE on the air or streaming on your mobile device using the 22News app. And if you miss it, you’ll find it on our website at WWLP-dot-com.
Below are several links to mental health resources in Western Massachusetts: