“You just feel like you’re on the wrong side of history,” she said.
“It just gets worse.”
Trump has long claimed he can cure mental illness, but critics say he’s using a broad brush.
His aides and advisers have repeatedly declined to discuss his treatment plans.
A new survey, released Tuesday by the Center for the Study of Mental Health at Columbia University, found that nearly half of Americans have at least some degree of mental illness.
Nearly half of them, 45%, say they are struggling to cope with their condition, while another 34% said they struggle to cope and would like to help.
“The stigma is still there,” said Sarah Crenshaw, the center’s executive director.
“We’re just finding more and more people in the public and private sectors who are struggling with mental illness and are trying to help them get help.”
Among Americans without a college degree, the percentage with mental health issues has been rising over the past few decades, with the percentage of Americans with a diagnosis of depression jumping from 18% in 1990 to 25% in 2016.
In 2020, about one in five adults with a diagnosed mental illness was suffering from depression, up from about one out of 10 in 2010.
The number of people with a diagnosable mental illness jumped from 19% to 31% in 2020.
The new survey also found that about three-quarters of adults with mental illnesses have tried antidepressants, a drug that can help with depression and anxiety.
About one in four said they tried at least one medication at some point during their lifetime.
About 20% of adults diagnosed with a mental illness have used antidepressants, according to the survey.
About 8% have used antipsychotics.
At least half of those surveyed, 55%, said they have tried to treat a mental health problem through a doctor.
About 30% said that their doctor tried to help with their mental health problems, including taking medication.
About 14% said their doctor did not treat them.
“If you can’t get the right treatment, you’re not going to be successful,” said Dr. Richard Sussman, a psychiatrist and professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Trump’s advisers have said they are not looking to add more antidepressants, although he has acknowledged he’s considering one for the elderly.
“He’s been very clear, I’m not looking for a new prescription,” said Trump’s first doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
“I think we’re in a much more sophisticated era of mental health care and I think that it’s time for a paradigm shift.”
Oz, who has also been criticized for suggesting that Trump had a condition, said that “people need to be allowed to make decisions about their health and well-being.
Dr. Oz has been critical of Trump’s comments about women and the LGBTQ community, but he also defended the president’s handling of the Charlottesville rally.
He said, “It was a good time to be a Trump supporter.
There was no hatred or any other type of bigotry.
There were a lot of great people and many of them were celebrating.
It was a peaceful protest.
“Oz also said that he did not want to be “a distraction” to the new administration.”
There are people who are trying their best to make a difference and I want to do my part,” he said.”
I would say that I’m excited about this presidency and I’m looking forward to the next few months,” he added.