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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Life With A Mental Illinois

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Their work is driven by a commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of their current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process. 

Mental Health America, (MHA), "About Us,""© Copyright Mental Health America), web, retrieved 4.29.16

This guide gives information on signs to look for  in regards to certain mental illnesses.  Information for this guide is taken from the United States Health and Human Resources  This website offers a wealth of information ranging from information on specific mental health disorders, where to get help and information on recovery.

NOTE:  McKendree University provides Counseling Services and educational materials to students, faculty and staff who seek help with mental health issues or their loved ones.  Their websites states that their mission "strives to provide support and resources to everyone in the campus community. It is our goal to help students navigate an exciting time of growth, exploration and personal development. The counselors assist students to make the most of their college experience. Many students find counseling helps them to find balance, clarify their priorities and make the best choices while at McKendree. If you are struggling with decisions or stressors, come in and make an appointment. We are here to help"  




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