Mental health disorders affect approximately 43.6 million American adults every year. Because mental health conditions can dramatically impact a person’s feelings, thoughts and actions, it’s crucial that anyone showing symptoms of mental illness seek professional care. Treatment is particularly important when a co-occurring substance use disorder is also present. Nearly half of the 20 million people who have an addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder.

Recognizing the signs of a mental health disorder can be crucial to getting treatment. Learn more about mental health and related topics below.