Mental Health Awareness: Strategies and Resources

Mental Health Awareness: Strategies and Resources

Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. There is no single cause of mental illness and there are a number of risk factors. It is estimated that 1 in 5 American adults will experience a mental health issue in any given year. Nearly 1 in 4 active duty service members showed signs of a mental health condition (JAMA Psychiatry, 2014). Among active-duty troops, mental health related appointments accounted for roughly 16% of all military medical appointments (DoD, 2018). A higher prevalence of emotional and behavioral difficulties were found among children of military families’ ages 11 to 17 compared to their general population peers. Many people with mental health concerns don’t seek treatment including among military personnel. Below are available strategies and resources.

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