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from NAMI.org
10 Tips for Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Work can play a vital role in recovery—it gives the day purpose. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of every day.
Exploring The World of Human Emotions
Celebrating Recovery through Work
Understanding What HIPAA Means for Mental Illness
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FACING THE FACTS:

*  One out of five American families has a relative who has a mental illness.

*  Mental illness typically strikes young people in their most productive years, 16-25.

*  Three million children and adolescents suffer from these illnesses.

*  Families from all walks of life are affected regardless of age, race, income, religion or education.

*  Mental illness devastates family members and people with mental illness.  Family life is disrupted.

*  Each year, mental illnesses cost billions of dollars in care and lost earning.

SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESSES:

*  Are brain diseases showing neurological, structural and biochemical abnormalities with genetic, and perhaps viral components not as yet understood.

*  Include schizophrenia, depressive illnesses, anxiety disorders, and other mental disorders.

*  Can and do improve iwth proper treatment, support systems and rehabilitation.


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