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  • How common is mental illness?

    Mental illness or emotional problems can affect anyone. If you or a loved one is having difficulties coping, it's important to know you do not have to struggle alone.

    Half of all Americans will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. The numbers of U.S. adults (age 18 and older) who suffer from mental illnesses:

    "I had a black dog, his name was depression" video


    In collaboration with the World Health Organization, writer and
    illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the
    "black dog of depression."


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