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How common is mental illness?

The following is part of a post written for our blog at Creative Solutions Counseling.

Who are we and why do we care?


“According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in every 4 people, or 25% per cent of individuals, develops one or more mental disorders at some stage in life.  Today, 450 million people globally suffer from mental disorders in both developed and developing countries.   Of these, 154 million suffer from depression, 25 million from schizophrenia, 91 million from alcohol use disorder and 15 million-drug use disorders.

·  Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.”


How many people do you know each year that is diagnosed with cancer, diabetes or heart disease that let it go untreated or refuse to take medication?

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Restaurant bans kids under 6. Discrimination or smart move? - Parenting on Shine

It's not illegal to ban kids from eating establishments, but some parents consider the move discriminatory, and potentially a violation of rights for certain special needs kids. What do you think: are kid-free restaurants a great idea or flat-out wrong?


What do you think? Is this just more of our society not valuing kids or a good call?