11.4 Million U.S. Adults Experienced Serious Mental Illness in 2018
Mental illness impacts people of every race, sex, age, and religion spanning from the rich and famous to the poor. This is one of the most far reaching and consequential problems facing our country today. And despite the strides society has taken to destigmatize mental illness, with it still comes hardship, shame, and isolation. It robs people of their identities, their sense of self, and the meaning in their lives.
By 2020, behavioral health disorders will be the #1 cause of disability worldwide, surpassing all other illnesses. And unfortunately, this is becoming increasingly evident right here in Greenville. Gateway exists to provide a light for adults living with mental illness and offers a place of dignity and hope in our community.
Did you know…
- South Carolina ranks 50th in the country for mental health care access. Source
- Approximately half of all adults in South Carolina with a mental illness do not receive mental health services. Source
- 1 in 4 uninsured residents in Greenville has a mental illness . Source
- The social and economic costs of untreated and undertreated mental illness in South Carolina have increased every year since 2011. Source
How We’re Helping Rewrite the Narrative
Our holistic, community-based model helps adults with serious mental illness regain a sense of purpose and belonging. Adults who have participated in a Clubhouse program like Gateway experience various positive outcomes, including:
Increased Job Stability
Fewer Hospital Stays
Better Overall Health
Real People. Real Outcomes.
Over the years, Gateway has served almost 1500 members. That means 1500 new beginnings. 1500 fresh starts. 1500 lives reclaimed. The result is not only enriched lives for our members but for their family, friends and employers. Here are some of their stories.