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..Mental Health Care & Solutions Are Available

.........Anyone who needs help must hear a simple, yet resounding, message of hope: Treatment works and recovery is possible.

...Mental health is fundamental to overall health and productivity. It is the basis for successfulMental Health graphic from Esher contributions to family, community, and society. Throughout the lifespan, mental health is the wellspring of thinking and communication skills,learning, resilience, and self-esteem.

...According to the Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, it is all too easy to dismiss the value of mental health until problems appears. Mental health problems and illnesses are real and disabling conditions that are experienced by one in five Americans. When left untreated, mental illnesses can result in disability and despair for families, schools, communities, and the workplace. This toll is more than any society can afford.

...America is home to a boundless array of cultures, races, and ethnicities. With this diversity comes incalculable energy and optimism. Diversity has enriched our Nation by bringing global ideas,perspectives, and productive contributions to all areas of contemporary life. The enduring contributions of minorities, like those of all Americans, rest on a foundation of mental health. This Supplement finds that, based on the available evidence, the prevalence of mental disorders for racial and ethnic minorities in the United States is similar to that for whites.

..Mental illness can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or income. Roughly, some form of mental illness will affect one in five Americans each year. When treated, rates of recovery are high. However, fewer than half of those with diagnosable mental illnesses will seek treatment.

Many reasons exist for not seeking treatment:

1. Mental illness may not be recognized in the first place.
2. There may be an incorrect belief that the illness cannot be treated.
3. The negative label or "stigma" linked to mental illness may prevent people from seeking treatment.

The San Diego’s Mental Health Act Plan is committed to provide quality mental health services to all person experiencing serious and persistent mental health problems.

Mental Health services are confidential and are based on the belief that people can do recover from mental illness.

MENTAL HEALTH: CULTURE, RACE, AND ETHNICITY- A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General http://www.surgeongeneral.gov

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