Do You Know…. What Co-Occurring Disorders look like?

Co-Occurring Disorders 

(COD) are  two or more disorders that are present
at the same time.
Example:  addiction, anxiety and or suicide.

  It is time to bring awareness  regarding  (COD)
and Change the Language
as it pertains to the  emotional, mental, physical
and spiritual affects and effects of health.

Introducing the Co-Occurring Disorders
Awareness Ribbon  of Colors

The Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness Ribbon
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The Yellow represent the survivors left behind after a Suicide.

The Pink is most commonly associated with Breast Cancer Awareness. 

The Red is generally used to show support for the fight against HIV/AIDS Awareness.

The Purple typically represents Pancreatic Cancer and Epilepsy. It is also a symbol for Alzheimer’s disease, Lupus, and Animal Abuse. 
(FYI) Purple and Teal Green is associated with Domestic Violence
 and Sexual Assault.

The Black ribbons are used as general symbols for mourning.

The Blue represents Child Abuse /Prevention Awareness. As well as Human Trafficking, Sex Slavery Awareness. 

The Green is the color most associated with Mental Health, Depression, and Auditory Processing Disorder Awareness.

Source Site:  Alyssa Mertes


According to U.S Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are approximately 8.9 million American adults who have co-occurring disorders — 7.4 % of individuals receive treatment for both disorders, while 55.8 % receive no treatment at all.

On page three, a guide for mental health planning + advisory councils (SAMHSA) there is an estimated 600,000 people that are homeless and approximately half have co-occurring disorders.

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network has stated that there is a disturbing 43 % of the youth receiving mental health services in America, many have co-occurring disorders.

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) has stated that out of 450,000 Americans incarcerated 72 %  have co-occurring disorders. 

Last but not finished: Tom Insel, M.D., the former  director of The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has also established that the monetary cost of mental illness will be more than cancer, diabetes and respiratory ailment.

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