Mental Health Myths & Facts

Myth: Only professionals can significantly help a family member that is struggling with serious mental illness.

Fact: Over 90% of our family members report being helped to enjoy life and each other with the assistance of MHA peers.


Myth: Younger people are more at risk for suicide.

Fact: The highest rate of suicide is found among those between ages 45 and 54.


Myth: People with mental illness cannot lead satisfying lives.

Fact: Nearly 70% of our clients living with serious mental illness have achieved at least one major life-goal that was significant to them in the past year.