How common are psychological problems?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and while it is one of the most recognizable conditions, many don’t realize that loneliness is a mental health problem.

More than 50% of adults will experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime.

Loneliness has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, dementia and a 29% increased risk of death.

In this chat, ABC15 Health Insider Dr. Shad Marvasti more on how to be resilient while seeking treatment and why fighting loneliness starts with saying ‘yes’ to invitations and social activities.

Watch the full discussion in the video player above.

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