The effects of mental illness on life quality of life and health outcomes are significant. Individuals with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, or bipolar disorder (about four percent of the population) live on average 25 years less than other Americans. Oct 12, · Mental health is a state of balance, both within and with the environment. Physical, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual and other interrelated factors participate in producing this balance. There are inseparable links between mental and physical health.
HomeThe Most Common Co-Occurring DisordersHistory of Mental Health Treatment Mental illness isn’t a uniquely modern phenomenon. The genetic influences that stand behind some types of mental illnesses, along with the physical and chemical assaults that can spark illnesses in some people, have always been part of human life. Aug 05, · One of the most infamous chapters in the history of mental health treatments was psychosurgery. First developed in the s, a patient would be put into a coma, after which a doctor would hammer a medical instrument (similar to an icepick) through the top of both eye sockets.
The history of Mental Health America is the remarkable story of one person who turned a personal struggle with mental illness into a national movement and of the millions of .