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Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making NAMI DeKalb an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
You Can Make A Difference
Our efforts only scratch the surface of a huge problem for Georgia. Mental illness affects more people than most other major illnesses. In a one-year period, about one in five Americans can be diagnosed with a mental illness that is serious enough to interfere with their normal, daily functioning. Compared to all diseases, mental illness ranks first in terms of causing disability in the United States. Presenteeism, which is being on the job but not being very productive, and absenteeism cost US businesses about $50 billion annually. There is no measure of the lost promise of people with a mental illness and the emotional cost to their families.
AND MENTAL ILLNESS IS VERY TREATABLE
· With treatment, 80% to 90% of people can recover and begin functioning better in their daily activities and in their relationships with others.
· An employer investment of $500 per year per employee for mental health services can yield over $3,000.
BUT FEW SEEK TREATMENT
· Just one in five people with mental illness actually receives treatment.
· Reasons include stigma, because they believe they can handle it without help, because they don’t know they have a mental illness, or because they don’t realize that treatment works.
EMPLOYER ID NUMBER (EIN)
PO BOX 2180
DECATUR, GA 30031