Infographic: Can We Live Longer? Integrated Healthcare’s Promise

Monday, September 30th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

One in five people have a mental illness or addiction, and people with mental illness die earlier than the general population and have more co-occurring health conditions, according to a new infographic from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The solution to improving and saving these lives and reducing healthcare costs lies in integrated care, according to the infographic. This infographic also shows the co-occurrence between mental illness and other chronic health conditions, how integrated care works as the most effective approach to complex patients, savings per month and per year, and more.

Can We Live Longer?

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Illness Management and Recovery (IMR): Personalized Skills and Strategies for those with Mental Illness.

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