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By American Counseling Association
Special to Valley News 

Good mental health is no different from good physical health


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 3:01pm

Seeing a physician isn’t embarrassing if someone has the flu, a high fever or other serious health problems. No one criticizes people for seeking medical help for a physical health problem, and indeed, most people would find fault if they didn’t seek medical help.

Yet people often find that mental health issues bring very different reactions. People sometimes see mental illness not as a health issue, but as a serious defect, as something that marks a person as weak, unstable or perhaps even violent or dangerous.

Such reactions have serious consequences for the millions of Americans wh...

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Reader Comments

tomsuttle writes:

Excellent article. Important subject. Timely. As society grows more complex (and politically acrimonious) our individual mental strengths and overall emotional health become subjected to stresses and strains like never before. Our minds and bodies are a unified whole, and need to be treated as such. This is of importance to ourselves individually, and to our families, and to the entirety of our social system.


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