By Maria T. Morales
This week, Gregg Abbott, governor of the state of texas, announced the approval of 5 millions of dollars that will be used to treat mental health cases.
About 32 organizations working in the mental health field, throughout texas, will receive the fund, with which it seeks to serve some 200 a thousand people, said the state official.
In the U.S, May is mental health month, and in that framework, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details that a 50% of all Americans have been diagnosed with mental illness throughout their lives.
Mental illness, like depression are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the United States for people with 18 a 44 year old.
While, one in five adults, as well as one in five children will have some symptom related to mental health at some point in their lives.
further, suicide is the second cause of death among people 15 a 34 year old.
The cost to treat such diseases rises a 193.2 trillions of dollars per year, according to the source.