BENEFITING: CHERISH WITH LOVE FOUNDATION
Mental health affects us all. How we think and feel about our lives and ourselves has an impact on our behavior and how we cope in tough times. 1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. 1 in 20 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In addition to the person directly experiencing by a mental illness, family, friends and communities are also affected. 50% of mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% of mental health conditions develop by age 24. The normal personality and behavior changes of adolescence may mimic or mask symptoms of a mental health condition. Early engagement and support are crucial to improving outcomes and increasing the promise of recovery. Mental health problems are more common than every in the 21 century. Our goal is to provide families with the tools, resources, and research to help their loved one, that maybe struggling with mental health.