The Importance of Mental Healthcare

Mental health is often viewed as an uncomfortable topic and one that is often left undiscussed. This is due, in part, to the fact that mental health problems can be difficult to understand and quantify. Because mental health is so closely linked with our emotions, it can be hard for some to admit that they need help.

How Common Are Mental Health Issues?

Mental health is a vital part of overall health. It is important to understand mental health in order to be able to support those who are affected by mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental health condition in a given year. This means that around 43 million people are affected by mental health problems each year. In addition, almost one in 25 adults in the U.S. lives with a serious mental illness. 

NAMI also estimates that each year, over 18 percent of the U.S. population experiences obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or specific phobias. These statistics highlight the prevalence of mental illness in our communities and how it can affect anyone at any time. It is important to be aware of these statistics to destigmatize mental illness and provide support for those who need it.

Why is it Important to Seek Help?

Mental health services can save lives. If you are suffering from a mental illness, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional. They can provide you with the support and treatment you need to get on the path to recovery.

Mental health professionals offer a variety of treatments that depend on the severity of the illness. They provide psychological counseling to help patients understand and cope with their illness. In extreme cases, hospitalization may be required.

The most important thing is that mental health services are available to those who need them. If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental illness, don’t hesitate to seek help.

Talk to a professional

If you are struggling with your mental health, it is important to reach out for help. There are many resources available to you. Speaking with a professional can be a great first step. Jonas Hill Hospital and Clinic offers both inpatient and outpatient programs. The Inpatient hospital unit provides intensive care and support, while outpatient programs allow you to receive care while continuing to live at home. Whichever option you choose, you can be assured that you will be listened to and supported. If you are ready to take the first step, please contact Jonas Hill Hospital today.


Jonas Hill Hospital & Clinic, a division of Caldwell Memorial Hospital provides our community with safe, dignified and integrated care for adult patients experiencing an acute mental health need. We provide hope, treatment, and healing through a holistic program of evidence-based psychiatric treatment, team-based medical care, and education provided by engaging and dedicated professionals in a safe and healing environment. Contact us today for more information. A safe space to heal.