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How common are mental health issues?

Mental Health Overhaul
Posted at 5:49 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-14 10:06:21-04

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and while it's one of the most relatable conditions, many don't realize that loneliness is a mental health issue.

More than 50% of adults will be diagnosed with some form of mental illness in their lifetime.

Loneliness has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, dementia, and a 29% increased risk of death.

In this chat, ABC15 Health Insider Dr. Shad Marvasti talks more about how to be resilient while also seeking treatment and why combating loneliness starts with saying 'Yes' to invitations and social activities.

Watch the full discussion in the video player above.