Please, be aware of this.
When It Is Not Mental Illness
The Fourth House
By – Sheri de Grom
An estimate by the National Institute of Mental Health states, “One of every four homes in the United States is affected by a serious mental illness.” The five major categories of mental illness are: anxiety disorders, mood disorders—including depression and bipolar disorder—schizophrenia, dementia and eating disorders.
I hadn’t thought much about this statistic until I was driving home from work one evening and started counting the number of houses I passed. In a short drive of no more than thirty minutes I passed seventeen homes where someone with one of the five above- mentioned diseases lived.
“One out of four” struck me harder as I pulled into our driveway and recognized we were a number four.
I’m beginning this feature series, “The Fourth House,” to bring you the story of how my husband, Tom, and…
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