Together, We Can Break The Mental Health Stigma And Save Lives
The You Matter program was created to help pay for mental health treatment for individuals who can’t afford it as well as educate and advocate the importance of taking care our mental health.
Nearly 450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet nearly two thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment. While the stigma is slowly starting to change, people often hesitate to seek help or even talk about their mental health with their loved ones for fear of facing unnecessary backlash. Did you know:
- In Arizona, 257,000 adults have a serious mental illness, 87,000 Arizonans age 12–17 have depression, 1,438 lives were lost to suicide and 237,000 adults had thoughts of suicide in the last year. [Source: Nami.org]
- Arizonans are over 3x more likely to be forced out-of-network for mental health care than for primary health care — making it more difficult to find care and less affordable due to higher out-of-pocket costs [Source: Nami.org]
- Of the 321,000 adults in Arizona who did not receive needed mental health care, 35.3% did not because of cost. 11.1% of people in the state are uninsured [Source: Nami.org]
- 2,862,704 people in Arizona live in a community that does not have enough mental health professionals. [Source: Nami.org]