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Emotional wellness is the bedrock of high performing individuals and prosperous communities. It determines our success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. We bring you important facts and research about emotional wellness, families, and behavioral healthcare here.

How big is the problem of emotional distress?

>970 million people

around the world are in emotional distress.

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1 in 5 women

in the United States experienced a mental health condition in the past year, such as depression or anxiety.

Kataoka, S.; Zhang, L.; & Wells, K. (2002). Unmet need for mental health care among U.S. children: Variation by ethnicity and insurance status. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159(9), pp. 1548-1555.

>27 million adults

untreated for mental illness in the US.

37% high schoolers

reported feeling persistently sad or hopeless in 2019.

1 in 3 people

feels lonely.

It pays to build social-emotional skills

11% increase

in academic performance as the result of Social Emotional learning.

Youth’s mental health

are protected through social emotional learning.

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How does emotional wellness affect learning?

>50% kids

with emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders drop out of school.

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11% increase

in academic performance as the result of Social Emotional learning.

Families’ emotional wellness is interconnected

17-28% children

live with a parent with mental illness.

Family-based behavior interventions

work better and are longer lasting.

<20% children

in emotional distress get care.

Kataoka, S.; Zhang, L.; & Wells, K. (2002). Unmet need for mental health care among U.S. children: Variation by ethnicity and insurance status. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159(9), pp. 1548-1555.

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Parenting matters and it’s a tough job!

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⅔ of working parents

feel burned out.

Risk factors for mental illness

  • exposure to adversity 
  • pressure to conform with peers 
  • exploration of identity
  • Media influence 
  • gender norms
  • quality of their home life 
  • relationships with peers
  • Violence (especially sexual violence and bullying)
  • Harsh parenting
  • Socioeconomic problems
  • living in humanitarian and fragile settings
  • adolescents with chronic illness 
  • autism spectrum disorder 
  • intellectual disability or other neurological condition 
  • pregnant adolescents
  • adolescent parents, or those in early or forced marriages 
  • orphans
  • adolescents from minority ethnic or sexual backgrounds or other discriminated groups.

Inequality & adverse childhood events

contribute to mental illness

Global crisis of emotional wellness resource shortages

>150 million people

in the U.S. live in a designated mental health professional shortage area.

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37% people

live in areas designated with a critical shortage of mental health professionals.

The enormous cost of emotional distress

=$6 trillion /yr

The economic cost of poor mental health by 2030 is projected to

$280 billion/yr

The US spends on of mental health treatment.

$600 billion/yr

The US spends on of substance abuse treatment.

Depression and anxiety

are two of the leading causes of disability worldwide.

$2 trillion a year

Child neglect and abuse cost the US economy

Setting Your Family Up For Success

Emotional wellness is the bedrock of high-performing individuals and prosperous communities. curaJOY provides all families with a one-stop behavioral health solution to teach and reinforce soft skills that build resiliency, self-esteem, and productivity.
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Does your emotional wellness affect your physical wellness?

Depression increases the risk of physical health problems

particularly long-lasting conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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10 to 20 years

Mental illness accelerates aging and decrease life expectancy by

According to research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, individuals with mental disorders have a reduced life expectancy of approximately 10 to 20 years. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that individuals with depression have a 1.8 times higher risk of premature mortality.2,3 Unfortunately, these challenges are compounded by an overall shortage of mental health professionals.

Every $1 invested

in treatment for depression and anxiety

$4 returns

in better health and productivity.

≈46000 adole-scents

die from suicide each year, among the top five causes of death for their age group.

4th Suicide

leading cause of death in teenagers (15-19).

Inequity in Behavioral Health

1 in 5 women

in the United States experienced a mental health condition in the past year, such as depression or anxiety.

LGBTQ individuals

Likely as heterosexual men and women to have a mental health disorder in their lifetime

Asian

are the least likely to seek or receive behavioral healthcare.

Kataoka, S.; Zhang, L.; & Wells, K. (2002). Unmet need for mental health care among U.S. children: Variation by ethnicity and insurance status. American Journal of Psychiatry.

In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine our success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. —

John Gottman

6
out of 10 top
skills

concluded by the World Economic Forum as integral for success are social and emotional

11%
increase

in academic performance as a result of social emotional learning

BUILD RESILIENCY

The ability to always get back up.

How we overcome obstacles and achieve them is fundamental to people’s self-esteem, especially in children who are still developing their identities. curaJOY guides families in goal-setting, problem-solving, and progress tracking and reinforce life skills that empower families to create positive, firm foundations.

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