Learn the Facts

Get answers to your mental health questions.

Did you know that one in four people will experience a diagnosable mental illness in any given year? Or that one in ten struggle with addiction? These biological, brain-based illnesses impact all of us. And just like other illnesses like heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, they are treatable. In fact, treatment for people with serious mental illnesses is 70% to 90% effective, higher than success rates for treatment of heart disease.

Mental health and addictive disorders are far too common to ignore – or to be a source of shame. You should never be afraid to ask questions regarding mental health.

  • One in four adults will have a diagnosable mental illness at some time in their lives
  • Three in 10 Coloradans need treatment for mental health or SUD needs each year – more than 1.5 million people.
  • One in five children and adolescents have an emotional or mental disorder
  • Mental illnesses and substance abuse are more common than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

These illnesses profoundly impact our lives.

  • Tragically, there was a suicide in Larimer County, on average, once every six days in 2011. The leading cause of suicide is untreated or undiagnosed depression.
  • People with serious mental illness die 25 years sooner than the general population.

There is no shame in seeking help for mental illness or addiction or asking mental health questions. What’s a shame is to let these illnesses go untreated, resulting in stress, loss of enjoyment of life, and – too often – loss of life itself. The good news is that treatment works. Mental illness and addiction can be successfully treated through the services provided at SummitStone.

At SummitStone Health Partners, we see the potential in people – not their condition. That’s what makes us so successful in helping to restore hope for productive, healthy lives.

Learn the Facts Site Map:

Mental Health Questions
Anxiety FAQs
Anxiety Disorder FAQs
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder FAQs
Anxiety and Panic Disorders FAQs
Phobia FAQs
Social Anxiety FAQs
Bipolar Disorder FAQs
Borderline Personality Disorder FAQs
Depression FAQs
Eating Disorder FAQs
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder FAQs
Schizophrenia FAQs

Addiction FAQs
Alcoholism FAQs
Driving Under the Infuence DUI/DWAI FAQs
Domestice Violence FAQs
Drug Addiction FAQs
Stages of Change

Suicide FAQs
Suicide Prevention FAQs
Suicide Prevention: Suicide and Seniors FAQs


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