Overhauling our Mental Health System
In the United States, we've witnessed an unprecedented surge in mental health issues and demand for mental health services. Unfortunately, the significant increase in those seeking help doesn't mean that help is working.
According to the latest federal estimates, approximately one in eight U.S. adults now relies on antidepressants for mental health support, and one in five has recently sought some form of mental health care.
In an even more striking development, from 2019 to 2022, the utilization of mental health services surged by nearly 40% among millions of U.S. adults covered by commercial insurance, as revealed in a recent study published in JAMA Health Forum.
With so many people in traditional therapy and on medication for mental health, one would think Americans are getting healthier mentally. Unfortunately, this is not the case when you consider how suicide rate has grown. It is now the second leading cause of death among people between 10 and 14 years of age.
Facts about suicide in the US
The age-adjusted suicide rate in 2021 was 14.04 per 100,000 individuals.
On average, there are 132 suicides per day.
These staggering statistics tell us our mental health system is broken, and as a nation, we need to do a better job.
A simple mission: Revolutionize Mental Health
By erasing the negative stigma, providing scholarships and helping people navigate the complex mental health system, Grounding Wire can help be part of the solution. We hope you join us to bring peace to every mind.
Your Mindset & Mental Health
A positive mindset can significantly enhance mental health by fostering resilience and optimism, helping individuals better cope with life's challenges. Conversely, a negative or fixed mindset can contribute to mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, by reinforcing harmful thought patterns and limiting personal growth. Groundingwire.org offers resources and support to empower individuals in cultivating a healthy mindset to improve their overall mental well-being.