Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm
The month of July has been deemed National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month is focused on addressing the issues associated with mental illnesses, and raising awareness of different options for people with these disabilities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of adults in the United States are suffering from some form of a mental illness. Out of that percentage, only one third of those individuals actively seek treatment for their condition. The other two thirds are either uninformed or unable to receive help for their mental illness.
People who fall under the minority category, either ethnically or racially, are even less inclined to get help for their mental illness. This can be due to cultural beliefs or just a lack of information on the topic.
Social Security Disability Insurance is available for individuals with certain mental illnesses. These disability benefits can help people financially with their medical bills, and living expenses while they are coping with their illness. If you or someone you know has developed a mental illness, please contact the SSDI lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.