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New Milestones Foundation raises funds to support the needs of those in our community with mental illness. We accomplish this by working in partnership with Integral Care to expand awareness and provide services to those in our community with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities or chemical dependency.

 

Here are some important facts about brain-based disorders:

  • Approximately half of all mental disorders begin before the age of 14;
  • Mental illness is the leading cause of disability;
  • Mental illness is ranked second for premature deaths, behind heart disease and ahead of cancer;
  • One in four adults in the United States experience a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year;
  • Often, the onset of mental illness is found to begin between ages 18-24, and with Austin being home to one of the largest universities in the nation, we must educating our community to provide adequate services and suicide prevention efforts;
  • Texas ranked 10th in 2006, in spending about $805 million for mental health services
  • There are approximately 4.5 million people with developmental disabilities in the United States

To learn more about the Integral Care and the services they offer, visit IntegralCare.org.