Seattle Seahawks Community Response

Seahawks Community Response

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Mental Health

A person's condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.

COMMUNITY/COMMUNITY RESPONSE/MENTAL HEALTH/1 in 5 adults 
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness

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COMMUNITY/COMMUNITY RESPONSE/MENTAL HEALTH/Age 14 Stat 
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14

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COMMUNITY/COMMUNITY RESPONSE/MENTAL HEALTH/17% of youth 
17% of youth experience a mental health disorder

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NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Nami Seattle fills the gaps in our local mental health system through education, referrals and support. Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI for information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, as well as their family and caregivers.

Know The Signs And Seek Help

Warning Signs
  • - Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks
  • - Trying to harm or end one's life or making plans to do so
  • - Severe, out-of-control, risk-taking behavior that causes harm to self or others
  • - Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart, physical discomfort or difficulty breathing
  • - Significant weight loss or gain
Worried About Yourself Or Someone You Care About?
  • - If you notice any of these symptoms, it's important to ask questions
  • - Try to understand what your loved one (or yourself) is experiencing and how their daily life is impacted
  • - Making the above connections is often the first step to getting treatment
Steps To Take
  • - Talk with a health care professional
  • - Learn more about mental illness
  • - Take a mental health education class
  • - Call the NAMI HelpLine at 800-950-NAMI
Benefits To Promoting Social-Emotional Well-Being
  • - Higher overall productivity
  • - Better educational outcomes
  • - Lower crime rates
  • - Stronger economies
  • - Lower health care costs
  • - Improved quality of life
  • - Increased lifespan
  • - Improved family life
Resources To Utilize