Mental illness has become a common health problem. It is treatable and help is easily available, says the Mental Health America of Tennessee. Mental health is important for the overall well-being of a person, but mental illness is so common that at least one in five people in Tennessee suffer from the problem.
Mental Health America is trying to make people give more attention to their mental and physical health through the program called “Fitness4Mind4Body” for the month of May. Our physical activities impact our mental health and by giving attention to mental and physical health it is possible to accomplish overall wellness. On May 6th the National Institute of Health launched a research program called “All of Us” to offer precision medicines to people suffering from various health conditions.
Tom Starling, Ed. D, the CEO of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee said that by supporting this program by giving health data people can help developing more resources for treatments for Tennesseans. According to him, gathering more data will help in addressing the mental health need on an individual basis.
It has been found that in Tennessee mental illness starts as early as 14 years of age and remains undiagnosed until they reach the mid-20s. The Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee has been serving the 95 counties in Tennessee for more than 70 years.