20.3.14

Giveaway: Mental Health Giveaway Hop




welcome to the mental health giveaway!

Mental health is important to me.  I'm a psychology Ph.D. student.  I live and breathe it.  I've experienced it.  It's also incredibly underserved in many countries, including my native States.  People who need services most don't get them.  There's a stigma against "crazies."  People don't understand depression in the same way they understand cancer or Hodgkin's disease.  

But we're getting there, in part because of amazing authors who give a voice to the voiceless and educate their readers about the realities of struggling with a lifelong disease.  So enter the giveaway, hop around to read facts and find new books about mental illness, and give a second thought to this hidden problem. 

Today's facts: 
10 things I wish everyone knew about therapy 

About 20% of adults will experience a depressive episode in their lifetime.  

About 26% of adults in the United States have a mental illness.  

Suicide accounts for more than double the deaths caused by homicide in the States. It's the 10th leading cause of death for adults. 

Only 3-5% of violent acts can be attributed to people with a mental illness.  In fact, people with mental illness are 10 times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime than people without. 

Psychotherapy has been shown to be just as effective as medication for treating almost all mental illness.  It's also cheaper in the long run and has longer lasting effects.  

Learn more. 

An essay on mental illness. 



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This giveaway will run until March 27th. 

This giveaway is open to anyone whom Book Depository ships to.  

The winner of the giveaway must respond to my winner e-mail within 48 hours to claim the prize. 

Thanks for stopping by!  



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2 comments:

  1. I love that you are apart of this hop! My father was bipolar and a paranoid schizophrenic. Mental health is very close to heart. Thanks for the giveaway and the awareness you are putting out there. Love that you have a scroll on psychology. Good luck on your future!!

    Heather @ Ya Fantasy Book Junkie  

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    1. I am too! People like your father are so misunderstood and it kills me. I hope someday I can use my degree to work on policy changes. For now, a few facts on the blog will have to do. (: Thanks so much for stopping by!

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