Pain is pain, body or brain. Both deserve equal respect. -Chris Nihmey

1 in 5 .. or closer to 1 in 4 suffer from some type of mental illness. 5 in 5 suffer from mental health issues. Reach out early and often. Talk to someone. You are not alone. -Chris Nihmey

It’s estimated that OVER 1.1 billion people worldwide had a mental or substance use disorder in 2016. The largest number of people had an anxiety disorder, estimated at around 4 percent of the population. -Our World In Data 2018 (

Depression is a common mental disorder and one of the main causes of disability worldwide. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression. More women are affected than men. -World Health Organization 2018

In the US in 2016: suicide was the 2ND leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the 4TH leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 54. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS Leading Causes of Death Reports)NIHM (National Institute of Mental Health) 

Early identification and treatment is of VITAL importance; by getting people the effective treatment, recovery is accelerated and the further harm related to the illness is reduced. -Anonymous

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2012, “someone around the globe commits suicide every 40 seconds.” -WHO

As of 2012, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of suicide victims has increased to almost one million deaths per year! -WHO

About HALF of people with bipolar will attempt to kill themselves, and as many as one in five dies by suicide.

Suicide is NEVER, EVER a choice. It is brought on by extreme illness, bullying, abuse, addiction, stigma and isolation … stigma is silence. REACHING is salvation. -Chris Nihmey