May 14, 2020 By Chris FoyTest Mental Health KnowledgeTest Your Mental Health KnowledgeThis quiz has a series of mental health facts. Once you answer a question, the answer will be explained in more detail. How many US adults experience mental health concerns? 1 in 15 1 in 10 1 in 15 1 in 20 1 in 5Each year, approximately 1 in 5 adults experience some form of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. There are 47.6 million adults with mental illness in the United States. How many kids have a mental health disorder? 3% 7% 16.5% 23% 16.5%Each year, mental illness affects 16.5% of kids between the ages of 6 and 17. There are 7.7 million young adults with mental health concerns. What is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 34? Motor Vehicle Accidents Alcohol or Drug Overdoses Suicide Domestic Violence SuicideSuicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals age 10 to 34. The risk of death by suicide decreases with age, but it's still the fourth leading cause of death for those 35 to 54 years old. What are some common symptoms of alcohol abuse? Extreme mood swings, including irritability and rage Drinking alone or hiding alcohol consumption Social isolation or a change in acquaintances All of the above All of the above (Extreme mood swings, including irritability and rage, Drinking alone or hiding alcohol consumption, Social isolation or a change in acquaintances)Alcohol and aggression often go hand in hand because alcohol impacts cognitive functioning, making it difficult to regulate emotions. Someone who abuses alcohol may also drink in secrecy, seclude themselves from loved ones or frequently spend time with new friends. What are some ways significant others react to an alcoholic partner's drinking? They blame themselves They try to change their alcoholic partner They hide the problem or enable their loved one All of the above All of the Above (They blame themselves, They try to change their alcoholic partner, They hide the problem or enable their loved one)Dealing with an angry alcoholic or anyone who abuses alcohol takes a physical and emotional toll on significant others. They may blame themselves, try to change their partner, hide the problem or enable their actions. What causes mental illness? Heredity, including gene abnormalities Childhood or adult trauma Lifestyle choices, such as substance abuse or poor dietary habits All of the above All of the Above (Heredity, including gene abnormalities, Childhood or adult trauma, Lifestyle choices, such as substance abuse or poor dietary habits)While genetic abnormalities make some people more likely to develop mental illness, psychological trauma, substance abuse and poor nutrition can also trigger symptoms. Does mental illness cause violence? Yes No Sometimes, but violence is rare Sometimes, but violence is rareMental illness does make some individuals violent, but people with mental illness account for just 3% to 5% of violent acts. How many people have depression? Less than 100 million At least 100 million but less than 200 million Between 200 million and 300 million More than 300 million Between 200 million and 300 millionDepression impacts more than 264 million people around the world. True or false: Women are more likely than men to experience depression. True False TrueNearly twice as many women are diagnosed with symptoms of depression. This is due to biological changes, culture and physical abuse. What is the most common mental health condition in the United States? Depression Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia AnxietyAnxiety impacts nearly 40 million US adults each year, though less than 40% seek treatment. How many individuals with depression also have an anxiety disorder? 10% or less 25% 50% 75% 50%Approximately 50% of people with depression also have anxiety. Which conditions are similar to anxiety disorders? 500,000 1 million 2.5 million 3.5 million 3.5 millionSchizophrenia affects approximately 3.5 million people in the United States, and most develop the condition between the ages of 16 and 25. True or false: Only women experience postpartum depression. True False FalseWhile postpartum depression mainly impacts women, fathers, especially young ones, may also develop this condition. True or false: Mental illness is permanent. True False FalseWith proper care, some patients can manage or recover from the symptoms of mental illness. Approximately how many adults have a substance abuse disorder in the United States? 5 million 10 million 15 million 20 million 20 Million19.7 million Americans age 12 and older have a substance abuse disorder. True or false: Many people with substance abuse disorders also have a mental health disorder. True Correct TrueApproximately 8.5 million Americans have both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder. What are some common symptoms of depression? Fatigue or sluggishness Irritability Physical pain, such as headaches or upset stomach All of the Above All of the AboveUntreated depression can cause physical and emotional concerns, including exhaustion, mood swings and body aches. True or false: A middle-aged adult or senior can develop bipolar disorder. True False TrueIndividuals usually develop bipolar disorder in their teens or 20s, but late-onset bipolar disorder impacts adults age 50 and older. How can you help someone who is struggling with mental health concerns? Yell at them or tell them to toughen up Tell them they're being dramatic Offer them an alcoholic beverage or cigarette to unwind Support them and validate their feelings Support them and validate their feelingsWhen someone reaches out to you with mental health concerns, don't dismiss their worries or criticize their actions. Support them, and encourage them to seek professional help for symptom management. Time is Up!