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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

March 10th, 2015

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that can be quite misunderstood. It’s estimated that 5.5 million Americans age 18 or older, or 2.6 percent of the adult population have the disorder. Bipolar disorder can be detrimental if not properly managed. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar Disorder, or Manic-Depressive Illness, is a brain disorder characterized […]

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week

May 22nd, 2014

As we wrote in a previous post, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As part of that effort to raise awareness about the true meaning and impact of mental illness, May 18 – 24, 2014 has been designated Schizophrenia Awareness Week. Why? One out of 100 Americans suffers with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the […]

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The importance of primary and behavior health integration

October 16th, 2013

Did you know that people with mental illnesses die earlier than the general population, and often experience co-occurring health conditions? How can the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare change this? The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ new infographic explores the problem and illustrates the impact on communities and individuals. Check it out: (Click […]

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