October 10, 2023, is World Mental Health Day

Disturbances in the Gut-Brain Axis can trigger abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.

Stress and anxiety can increase sensations of pain in the body and disrupt the digestive system.

If you know someone suffering from digestive issues, check in on their mental health and see if there is a link.

Currents Statistics:

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year

1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year

1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year

50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14