I work in healthcare as a disability case manager. The number of cases I’m seeing for mental illness far exceeds cases with physical ailments such as back surgery, heart issues, diabetes etc
Daily I’m seeing cases come across my desk and diagnoses that we all discuss on this forum. Sz, mania, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, mood disorder etc. it goes on and on.
I’m also seeing some familiar meds that we all discuss on this forum that are being prescribed : Lithium, Risperadol, Haldol, Zyprexa, Geodon, Cogentin
Many many sad stories too of mostly parents with kids who have a mental disorder.
Oh how I can relate! Even though I would never discuss my sons condition with any of my clients, I can so relate!
Mental illness is far more prevalent than any one of us ever realized.
I just wanted to mention this in hopes of realizing we are not so “alone” and I don’t think we are any longer the minority.