May is mental health awareness month

May 18, 2014 3:27 PM

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On May 1, President Obama proclaimed this Mental Health Awareness Month, during which, “we reaffirm our commitment to building our understanding of mental illness, increasing access to treatment and ensuring those who are struggling to know that they are not alone.”

Mental illness is a diagnosable disorder that affects a person’s thinking, emotional state and behavior, and disrupts the person’s ability to work, carry out daily activities and engage in satisfying relationships. Mental illness is common; according to the National Institute for Mental Health more ...

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