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Mental Health America

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David Olsen
January 24,2011

Mental Health America
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With more than 320 affiliate nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well being of the nation, every day, and in a time of crisis (2007 Mental Health America). As an organization, Mental Health America has been around for nearly a century. We began work in 1909 when Clifford W. Beers, a young business man who struggled with a mental illness and shared his story with the world in his autobiography “A Mind That Found Itself,” created a national citizens’ group to promote mental health and improve conditions for children and adults living with these health problems. It was a revolutionary act and attracted prominent national leaders of the time, including the philosopher William James and the Rockefeller family (2007 National Health America). In this essay I will be discussing Mental Health America and how its services are provided, how its entity is contributed, and future trends of Mental Health America will impact. Mental Health America has several services; each is carefully researched the best at what one does. Mental Health America are individuals who have experienced and fellow humans with problems or addictions. Advocates, who see mental health as a public health and social justice issue. Mental Health care professionals who believe recovery should be first. Primary care doctors and nurses who see patient’s everyday with poor mental health. Mental Health America school officials who aid in children who have emotional needs, which are not met. We are Republican, Democrats, and Independent voters who view mental health as people issues and are not bytes to one. Public officials attempting to make change from within the...
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