Together We Can Stop The Madness
- Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide every year which is nearly the equivalent of the population of the United States.
- An additional 260 million people suffer from anxiety disorders
- More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
- Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds.
- 129 people die by suicide in the USA alone each and every day
- Ninety percent of all people who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
- Mental health disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion in lost productivity a year
- The total economic burden of MDD(Major Depressive Disorder) in the United States alone is now estimated to be $210.5 billion per year, representing a 21.5% increase from $173.2 billion per year in 2005.
- Diagnoses of major depression in the U.S. have risen by 33% since 2013, according to US insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). And this is rising even faster among millennials (up 47%) and adolescents (an increase of 47% for boys and 65% for girls).
- A 2017 study found that up to 300,000 Britons lose their jobs each year because of mental illnesses
- Each of these statistics doesn’t tell the whole story of the serious impact of mental illness because they represent people directly affected. Family members, friends, co-workers and others are indirectly impacted by these conditions so the impact on the population as a whole can be considered a multiple of the numbers above
Now that I have your attention. . . .
- Someone, or in some way related to someone, who suffers from depression or some other form of mental illness.
- A healthcare professional in the mental health or other field?
- An IT specialist or web development design guru?
- A teacher or a specialist in online learning, including course development, deployment and maintenance.
- An investor, venture capitalist or an individual who simply wants to do something proactive in the fight to stop mental illness.
- A business or business leader who sees preventing mental illness as a way to improve productivity and improve bottom line performance while making their communities better in the process
If you have ever considered being part of something that is specifically designed to make a tangible impact on the growing problems of depression and other mental illnesses, taking steps toward solving these problems or looking for a way to help in your own struggle with mental illness, then please read the story below. Once you have, you can decide whether CognImmune sounds like something that can help you or if it’s something that you can make a contribution to. Please be aware that NO contribution is too small, but more on that later.
Hopefully, what follows will inspire you to contribute in some way and take action because by doing so we can make the world a better place for all of us.