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Mental Health Wellness Week

Unlike most of the Awareness Months, Weeks, or Days I cover, Mental Health Awareness Week is a grassroots public education campaign–it wasn’t designated by the Senate, it isn’t supported by an organization that’s been around since the time of King David, raising money since he, in his young shepherd incarnation, picked the jewels off of […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

I know, I know. Another Awareness week.  These things can get old fast. But behind each Awareness Day, Week or Month that we cover is an intricate tale of unmanaged suffering too painful to overlook. You might think mental illness (MI) affects only a small few–but you’d be thinking wrong. According to Kessler et al […]

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Forgotten Children: The Ones with Mental Illness

Did you know that, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, one in five American children suffers from a mental illness in any given year? And that, of those, nearly 5 million suffer from what they call ‘serious mental illness’ (it gets its own acronym, the catchy ‘SMI’), meaning that it significantly interferes with their day-to-day […]

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Trends in Mental Disability Infographic

I know, I know. I’ve really hit you over the head with some of these stats, you could recite ’em in your sleep. Right, 1 in between 4 and 5 (it’s about 26.2%) Americans suffer from a mental illness in any given year, one in 17 will have the big SMI, serious mental illness, which […]

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