MENTAL HEALTH FACTS
We care because . . .
1 in 5
One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue.
1 in 6
One in 6 young people experienced a major depressive episode.
1 in 20
One in 20 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-24.
Seventeen percent of youth (6-17 years) experience a mental health disorder.
Fifty percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.
Seventy-eight percent of people who die by suicide are male.
Ninety percent of people who die by suicide had shown symptoms of a mental health condition
What People Say
Dr. Charlotte LV Thoms,Ph.D
DM Director, @Atlantic-union.org;
DM Coordinator, @nadadventists.org
For a presentation that leaves you wanting more, Cheryl Silvera is the facilitator. Her presentations are informative, spiritual, and beneficial for an audience that wants to learn in the enlightened manner. I have personally been in the audience and was amazed at her style and approach.
Manuel Rosario, Ph.D
Personal Ministries Director
@Greater NY Conference of SDA
As a Christian pastor who wants to emulate Jesus’ love and care, for everyone, I’ve been greatly blessed by Ms. Silvera's disabilities awareness presentations. What I love the most about her expositions are the unique way in which she connects with the audience and her profound knowledge of the topic. From my perspective she is someone who from experience knows what she is talking about, I’d strongly recommend her presentations!
Health Ministry Director
@Emmanuel Church Ministries
Interactive and Effective. Qinnamon’s speaker and presenter Cheryl Silvera exudes passion and knowledge about the various types of disabilities. The presentations are masterfully designed to bring awareness to all regardless of their level of understanding in the social and psychological aspects of the disorders. Qinnamon does not disappoint!