L.Y.F.E Active is a concept born out of the founders personal struggles with depression with a desire to give back to the community and those who helped her to realize that her L.Y.F.E matter.. however she was feeling. This is the message that our unique clothing brand aims to share with those out there who struggle on a daily basis. The brand is there to raise awareness and empower you, to make you not feel so alone and ultimately live L.Y.F.E Active! With mental health at the core of our unique clothing designs, those garments embossed into our T shirt and hoodies as a sole tool is to raise awareness and remove the stigma that lies at the forefront of mental health conversations, to make these conversation acceptable in the hope that more people feel confident enough to talk. The scary truth is mental health has a direct impact to suicide rates. Stats show * that suicide rate in the United States increased 35.2% from 10.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 14.2 per 100,000 in 2018, before declining to 13.9 per 100,000 in 2019. In 2019, the suicide rate among males was 3.7 times higher (22.4 per 100,000) than among females (6.0 per 100,000).. Another truth that really stands out to us is that mental health does not discriminate and it directly impacts everyone from the sufferer to the family and friends that surround them. So we want to change this and help to decrease those numbers in anyway we can. We want everyone to feel that It's Okay to talk, to cry, to hope, to feel whatever you're feeling...It's Okay. Much love. The L.Y.F.E team mental health awareness clothing
This Mental Health Awareness movement was created to empower individuals to find and use mental strength to overcome anxiety and depression one day at a time.
Why Changing The Narrative Matters 2021, United States, Mental Health Statistics USA While mental illnesses affect both men and women, the prevalence of mental illness in men is often lower than in women. However, men with mental illness are also less likely to have received mental health treatment than women in the past year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide among males is 4x’s higher than among females. Male deaths represent 79% of all US suicides (CDC). Recognizing the signs that you or someone you love may have a mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment. The earlier that treatment begins, the more effective it can be. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC) Every day, approximately 130 Americans die by suicide. (CDC) There is one death by suicide in the US every 11 minutes. (CDC) Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC) Suicide takes the lives of over 48,500 Americans every year. (CDC) Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment. (NAMI) 80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication. (TADS study) An estimated 285,000 each year become suicide survivors (AAS).
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