An Overview to Understanding Mental Disorders Mental disorders and mental illness are often misunderstood by most folks who either think everyone who's got one is just plain crazy or has a medical disease that simply needs medications. Neither extreme captures the complexity of mental disorders. This article examines the complex causes and origins of mental disorders found in most people, and describes how they are most commonly treated today. http://psychcentral.com/archives/intro_mh.htm -
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The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association representing 1,300 organizations providing treatment and rehabilitation to help people recover from mental illnesses and addiction disorders.
National Council members serve nearly six million adults, children, and families in communities across America. We offer a vital safety net to some of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society — Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, the destitute and homeless, children in foster care, older adults, those with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and those in our criminal and juvenile justice systems. The people our members treat live with their families or alone; some are in hospitals, jails, or juvenile detention facilities and others are in residential programs, foster care, or group homes.
The National Council is proud of our member organizations. Our job is to help members do their jobs. We advocate for policies that ensure that people who are ill can access services. And we offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective. http://www.thenationalcouncil.org -
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