Mental illness is defined as having had “a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder,” such as anxiety disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorders. Access to care is a major factor in individuals not getting treatment. I believe stigma is an obstacle that prevents individuals from seeking treatment. Let us be a part of the solution. Contact legislatures to let them know the importance of funding for mental health. Also education is the key in reducing stigma so encourage people to learn the facts before passing judgement on a person, who is living with mental illness.
Here is the link to the USA Today article on the study. Many with mental illness go without treatment.