Article by Ken Raymond | The Oklahoman | Published: October 1, 2012

Mental illness touches most Oklahoma families. Maybe a relative or friend suffers from severe depression or psychosis. Maybe you have an anxiety disorder.

About one in four American adults will experience a mental health disorder in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. That’s about 57.7 million people.

Granted, not all disorders are severe. Their complications are, though. NAMI estimates the nationwide economic cost, mainly due to lost productivity, is around $79 billion annually.

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