The look of PTSD from legal stressors. The advocate is a critical component for equal access. THIS COULD BE NEAR JUSTIC LEWIS’S STATEMENT.
Disabilities Act was passed by the United States Congress, there were approximately 43 million disabled Americans. Today, incidences of PTSD, autism, depression and other invisible disabilities is dramatically on the rise.
- According to the National Institute of Mental Health (“NIMH”), one in four American adults “suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.”
- Mental disorders alone now claim 57.7 million people and yet are rarely recognized as needing special accommodations during litigation.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) cites depression alone as affecting 121 million people worldwide.
- Psychiatry estimated that in the U.S., major mental disorders cost $193 billion annually in lost earnings.