The Topic of Mental Health Cannot Be Tabled Why Talking about Mental Health Is So Important


By Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas)
During the month of May, we recognized Mental Health Month, and raised awareness for the millions of Americans living with a mental health condition.
Since one in five adults, or approximately 43.8 million people, will experience mental illness during their lifetime, it is safe to say that everyone is affected by this issue.
Approximately 20.2 million adults in the United States experience a substance use disorder each year, and 50 percent of them have a co-occurring mental illness... Read Jun. 16, 2017's Issue Here.


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