I was surprised to find out the legal definition of SMI (Serious Mental Illness) let alone to find out I was legally designated SMI (Seriously Mentally Ill).
Excerpt from Forward: It has been known for several years that persons with serious mental illness die younger than the general population. However, recent evidence reveals that the rate of serious morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) in this population has accelerated. In fact, persons with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) are now dying 25 years earlier than the general population.
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