Serious Mental Illness
focus on the 4%
Serious mental illness is an equal opportunity disability. It doesn't care what you look like, how old you are, where you go to school or work, what race or gender you are, or even what kind of car you drive. It unabashedly afflicts 4% of the population without bias or seeming end in sight.
Our organization advocates for people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar disorder with psychotic features, and major depression. These are the individuals who fall through the current gaps in our nation's mental illness treatment system.
Approximately 40-50% of individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar have some form of Anosognosia, the inability to understand they have an illness. Anosognosia is not denial, shame, or a product of stigma. It is a biological condition that significantly hinders a person's ability to advocate for themselves. We work to give voice to this forgotten and marginalized population.