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By American Counseling Association
Special to Valley News 

Good mental health is no different from good physical health


Last updated 8/22/2018 at 2:43pm

Seeing a physician isn’t embarrassing if someone has the flu, a high fever or other serious health problem. No one will criticize someone for seeking medical help for a physical health problem and, indeed, most people would fault them 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, something that marks a person as weak, unstable, perhaps even violent or dangerous.

Such reactions have serious consequences for millions of Americans who cou...

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