GLEN ROSE – May is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month as a time to raise awareness about mental illness and reflect on the impact of mental health issues on individuals, families and communities.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), anxiety and mood disorders are the most common types of mental illness, with depression affecting more than 26 percent of U.S. adults at any given time. Both place persons at higher risk for suicide.

According to the World Health Organization, mental illness accounts for more disability that any other group of illness, including cancer and heart disease. Evidence shows that positive mental health is associated with improved physical health. Unfortunately, negative attitudes caused by underlying stigma about mental illness can cause delayed treatment and interfere with recovery.

Glen Rose Medical Center has been providing quality Mental Health Treatment for older adults and seniors for 16 years.

If you or a loved one suffers from a mental health condition, talk to your Primary Care Physician or call SeniorCare at (254) 898-9035.