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Many ways to promote mental health

May 26, 2014
The Leader Herald

In the past year, according to the National Research Council & Institute of Medicine, an estimated one in five (or 43.7 million) people aged 18 and older in the U.S. had a mental illness; including mood, anxiety and eating disorders. Among adults reporting a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder during their lifetime, more than half report that the disorder started in childhood or adolescence. These statistics underscore the importance of promoting overall psychological well-being and recognizing and supporting positive characteristics, such as the ability to manage stress, demonstrate flexibility under changing conditions, and bounce back from adverse situations.



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