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Today I learned through Jo Middleton’s blog Slummy Single Mummy that today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. We’re all aware that ‘mental health’ or mental health issues exist, so what does this really mean? Raising awareness for something that we all already know about?

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#9: Mental Health America is a website that offers mental health information regarding PTSD. This website discusses symptoms of PTSD, treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy, medication, support groups, relaxation, excise, and keeping a journal.

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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

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Mental Health Awareness ~ Dr. Neal Houston, Sociologist (Mental Health & Life Wellness) EDUCATION & AWARENESS www.facebook.com/TheLifeTherapyGroup

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1. National Alliance on Mental Illness 2.people with mental illness 3.Mt San Jacinto 1499 N State St, San Jacinto, CA 92583 4.(951)317-0312 5.Brenda Scott 6.Volunteer 7.Become a NAMI program trainer to teach a class or run a support group or volunteer on the NAMI hotline. 8.English 9.Monday to Friday 8a.m. to 5p.m. 10. http://www.nami.org/get-involved/volunteer-at-NAMI

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Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental illness.

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