Individuals with Mental Illness
If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, 1 in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression.
As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of the people around you, but widespread misunderstandings about mental illness remain. Many people don't seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. People may expect a person with serious mental illness to look visibly different from others, and they may tell someone who doesn't "look ill" to "get over it" through willpower. These misperceptions add to the challenges of living with a mental health condition.
Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy. Through developing and following a treatment plan, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms. People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, make friends and have relationships. Mental illness can slow us down, but we don't need to let it stop us.
Diagnosed with a Mental Health Condition
Unlike diabetes or cancer there is no medical test that can provide a diagnosis of mental illness, but getting a diagnosis is a useful step in receiving effective treatment and improving your quality of life.
Understanding Your Diagnosis
Understanding Health Insurance
What To Do In A Crisis
Taking Care of Yourself
Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy. Through developing and following a treatment plan, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms.
Faith & Spirituality
Disclosing To Others
Navigating Finances at Work
Living with mental illness can sometimes lead to challenges balancing work, finances and home life. Finding a stable job and housing can help you on your path to recovery.
Finding Stable Housing
Depending on your needs and circumstances, additional benefits and supports may be available to you through government, public and private systems.
Reentry After A Period of Incarcaration
Social Security Disability Benefits
We're Here to Listen
Butler County Mental Health Crisis Services can be accessed by calling
1-800-292-3866 or by texting #63288.
Crisis services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (the Lifeline)
24/7 Crisis workers available to support you