Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
You can also call The Lake County Crisis Hotline at: 440-953-8255
For a list of ADAMHS providers click here.
If you’d like some guidance, please consider calling our Compass Line.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) : www.nami.org
- Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: www.mha.ohio.gov
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): www.samhsa.gov
- National Institute on Drug Abuse: www.drugabuse.gov
- Search Institute: www.search-institute.org
- Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation: www.ohiospf.org
- Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning.
- People are typically not born with a mental illness, but genetic predispositions/family history are often factors.
- Mental illnesses are treatable.
- Life expectancy for someone with a mental illness can be up to 25 years shorter than for someone without – often due to untreated physical conditions.
- One-in-four adults will experience mental illness Mental illness is more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.
- Two of three Ohioans say they’re impacted by a friend or family member with an addiction or mental illness.
The Most Common Mental Illnesses Include:
- Very common and very treatable.
- When untreated, characterized by sadness, fatigue, poor concentration, sleep problems,, unintended weight loss/gain, excessive guilt and sometimes thoughts of suicide.
- Characterized by unusual and dramatic shifts in mood, energy and the ability to think clearly. Very high highs, and very low lows.
- Affects more than 10 million Americans
- Affects men and women equally
- Can start any time in life, but more than half of all cases begin between ages 15-25
- The most common mental illnesses in America. Affects around 20 percent of the population.
- If untreated, anxiety disorders can be severely impairing.
- Can cause people to feel excessively frightened, distressed, or uneasy during situations in which most of us would not.
- Impacts a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others
- When untreated, may cause unusual, inappropriate and sometimes unpredictable and disorganized behavior
- Behaviors often caused by the delusions and hallucinations that are symptoms of schizophrenia.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Often described as “a disease of doubt”. People with OCD are unable to distinguish between what is possible, what is probable, and what is unlikely to happen.
- Strikes people of all social and ethnic groups and both males and females.
- Symptoms typically begin during childhood, the teenage years, or young adulthood.
- Genetics: If you, your parent or a sibling have OCD, there’s close to a 25 percent chance that another of your immediate family will have it.
Abuse & Addiction
Alcohol, Opiates, Heroin, Marijuana and Other Drugs
- The United States consumes 50% of the world’s illicit cocaine, 80% of the world’s opioid pain pills, and 99% of the world’s Vicodin. Yet the U.S. represents only 4.6% of the world’s population.
- Accidental drug overdoses are now responsible for more deaths than auto accidents.
- Nine of the ten largest pharmaceutical companies now spend more on marketing than on R&D.
- Only about 10% of people with substance abuse disorders receive treatment.