Mental Illness Awareness Week – There is help and hope


The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week in the United States.

The National Association for Mental Illness (NMI) reports that one in 5 adults in the United States suffers from mental illness each year, and 6 out of 6 young people between the ages of 6 and 17 suffer from mental illness. More than two-thirds do not receive care.

Depression is a chronic, serious mental illness. Only about a third of those who suffer from major depression need treatment from a mental health professional. Tests are often the first step to getting help. If you, a family member or a friend shows symptoms of depression for two weeks or more, it is time to consult a doctor.

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There are effective treatments for depression, including treatment, therapy, or both. The Wyoming Institute of Behavior in Casper is the leading provider of child, adolescent, adult and adult mental health services in Wyoming. Outpatient Youth Tele Health Services is also available.


WBI provides free evaluations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information call 800-457-9312 or visit

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