About Mental Illness
Severe mental illnesses are brain disorders that can be treated and managed effectively if an individual has access to a combination of medication, supportive counseling and community support services, including education and vocational training.
Basic Facts About Mental Illness
There are two distinct types of mental illnesses:
Notes: Information in this section was reproduced (January 2012) with permission from the NAMI Texas website and updated with Canadian statistics as follows:
Note 1: Source: Mental Health and Addiction Statistics, CAMH website, www.camh.net
Note 2: Source: Health Canada. A Report on Mental Illnesses in Canada. 2002
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