Brain health affects everyone. Almost all of us know a person or family member who has been weighed down by mental health or addiction issues. Many of us have personal struggles. A recent article in Scientific American magazine reported that more than 80% of us will develop a diagnosable mental illness at some point in our lives. Put another way, we are more likely to experience a “bout” of mental illness than any other chronic health condition.
According to the National Institute on Mental Health, 1 in 4 people have a mental health disorder. In Palm Beach County, that translates to approximately 330,000 people.