My research essay will focus on mental illness and its effects over the past 10 years. I find this topic interesting and highly important because I have seen people who have struggled with mental disorder such as autism or bipolar. Seeing people with these types of conditions is devastating because they have to live with those conditions and it will be hard for them to interact with other people. I have recognized that people with these conditions are treatable. I can imagine people going through these types of predicaments, which are not easy especially a loved one that suffers through mental illness. Now the question is which kind of therapy works best for mental illness? What will be the after affect of the therapy? Can the intensity of mental illness determine if it can be cured or not and how does it affect our daily lives? While doing my research I’m trying to figure out whether or not mental illness been rising in recent years. I believe that there are treatments out there that can maintain these illnesses under control. I would like to know what the rate percentage of mental illnesses in the United States. To be more specifically in the Bronx. The reason why I’m fascinated about learning more about mental illness because some parts of my family suffered from depression and myself as well which was hard to deal with overtime during the previous years. In my map, I will like to include what certain parts of New York have the most people with mental illness and finding the best solution for people that have these situations.