Statistics & Support for Mental Health at ZoomCare

May 13, 2024

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Statistics & support for mental health at ZoomCare

Understanding the widespread impact of mental health issues is essential. Recognizing the increasing prevalence of these challenges not only raises awareness, but also sparks empathy and helps us create stronger support networks for ourselves and others. 

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Let's lean into the numbers

Based on the NAMI 2024 data, let's take a closer look at how mental health issues are affecting the lives of Americans:

  • Anxiety - 19.1% 
  • Major depressive episode - 8.3%
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder - 3.6%
  • Bipolar disorder - 2.8%
  • Borderline personality disorder - 1.4%
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder - 1.2%

Understanding mental health at large 

Mental health is fundamental to our overall well-being, guiding how we perceive, feel, and act. It plays a key role in our ability to handle stress, develop relationships, and make choices. When mental health is compromised, it can impact our relationships, productivity, and quality of life.

The causes of mental health issues range from biological aspects like genetics and brain chemistry to life experiences such as trauma or abuse, and a family history of mental health problems. Environmental factors like stress, substance abuse, and social isolation can also affect mental health.

We’re in this together to create real change

With empathy and action, we can unite to address these numbers and improve community wellbeing. At ZoomCare, our Primary Care visits are the right place to start the conversation. They’ll take a holistic approach to better understand your health and wellbeing. Then, they’ll recommend treatment options and refer you to a specialist, if needed. 

On the other hand, our Mental Health visits are the right place to go for an in-depth mental health assessment. From there, they’ll explore the use of prescription medication to support your journey. For some, this can be a powerful step forward. However, it’s important to self-reflect and decide what’s best for you, your body, and your values. We’ll be here to soundboard and provide evidence-based recommendations. 

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Deeper numbers and beyond better resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that young adults (18-25 years) are more susceptible to mental illness compared to other age groups. These behavioral health statistics emphasize the need for targeted support. ZoomCare is able to see and treat young adults in this age range. However, it’s important to understand the rules and limitations specific to the state that you reside in. 

Additionally, rural communities often struggle with limited access to mental health services, leading to higher rates of untreated mental illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that rural areas have higher suicide rates and a lower density of mental health professionals than urban regions.

At ZoomCare, we are committed to addressing mental health conditions statistics by providing comprehensive support and resources. We also provide virtual visits via VideoCare™, so that distance and transportation are not barriers to care. 

The mind-body connection

Lastly, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors shape our experiences and actions. They are more interrelated than what meets the eye. Mental health issues can manifest physically, so staying alert to fatigue, low energy, sleep problems, and body aches is vital. These physical symptoms can be debilitating and are worth discussing with a Primary Care provider. Remember—we’re here to help with same-day visits when you need us most. 

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