Facing Mental Illness

Take a look at the infographic posted below. Is any of the data surprising to you? “More than 90% of children and adolensents who commit suicide have a mental disorder”.

Studies show that especially with children and teens, a combination of medication and pyschotherapy is more effective than medication alone when treating a range of problems including depression.┬áSince a picture is worth a thousand words, take in this “word picture”, and then think about what you can do to help change some of these statistics.

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2011 Infographic
Brought to you by MSW@USC Masters in Social Work

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