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One in four adults suffers from mental illness in any given year. While that is a sobering fact, the even more frightening issue is that there simply aren’t enough mental health resources to go around – meaning those who need help often fail to get it. For those looking to bolster the ranks of mental health professionals, this guide explores career paths where you can make a positive and lasting impact. It also provides a comprehensive review of major mental health disorders, including warning signs and volunteer opportunities. If you want to become a shining light for someone battling the darkness of mental illness, this is where you begin.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health
Screening for Mental Health is a non-profit organization that provides educational screening programs limited to identifying symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and alcohol problems.
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
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