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External link A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services: Decade of the Brain NIH [PDF | 112KB] Exit Disclaimer
Twenty percent of adult Americans-or one in five-will have mental illness during their lifetime that is severe enough to require treatment, and many more have problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives. Often, these people suffer in silence. Asking for help is not an easy thing for many people to do, but it is a wise move when a person feels that something is wrong. This publication can also be obtained by calling the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at (800) 789-2647.
External link The Death of a Child, The Grief of the Parents: A Lifetime Journey Exit Disclaimer
A publication that seeks to help understand and address parental grief and its aftermath.
External link Men and Depression -- Fact Sheet
Summarizes what is known about depression in men. También disponible en español.
External link Healthy Living Calendars
This page links to a variety of 8½ x 11 one-page calendars that promote taking simple steps every day to live a safe and healthy life. Click on a calendar to view and print one online, or contact CDC to order a copy.
External linkpdf file Moving Forward With Your Life, Leaving Alcohol and Other Drugs Behind [PDF | 182KB] Exit Disclaimer
Are you beginning to understand the seriousness of your problem with drugs or alcohol and wondering how to get help? This publication profiles six individuals who have substance abuse problems and discusses reasons why they use drugs or alcohol. It also provides six steps to begin to understand substance abuse and how to go about getting help. Resources include where to go to get help, including self-help programs, government programs, national organizations and work site programs. Also available by calling NCADI at (800) 729-6686.
External linkpdf file Mood Disorders: Depression and Bipolar Disorder [PDF | 60KB]
Mental illnesses are among the most common conditions affecting health today. Researchers believe most serious mental illnesses are caused by complex imbalances in the brain's chemical activity. They also believe environmental factors can play a part in triggering-or cushioning against-the onset of mental illness. Mood disorders are one form of serious mental illness. This fact sheet is intended only as a starting point for gaining an understanding about two of the most common mood disorders: depression and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. Available from SAMHSA's National Health Information Center by calling (800) 789-2647. Ask for Pub No. KEN98-0049.



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