Over 36 million Americans will pay for mental health care in the span of a year. The numbers are alarming but with the recent surge in mental health awareness and a booming trend in healthy living, people living with a mental illness are starting to search for treatments that are not only affordable but natural, too. Using alternative treatments, gives consumers a chance to steer away from expensive prescription medications and the side effects they are prone to producing. Alternative treatments for mental illness are growing in popularity and some of the treatments might surprise you! Take a look at the surprising treatments for mental disorders and see why Americans spent $33.9 billion in 2007 on alternative care for their mental illness.