New Report Finds Current Strategies Insufficient for Preventing the Most Preventable Cause of Mental Illness
Childhood maltreatment is the No. 1 preventable cause of mental illness yet science still has no clear answers for how to best prevent the spiral of neglect and abuse that threatens millions of infants and children
Mental Illness Across the Ages
Unlike most disabling physical illnesses, mental illness begins very early in life, with half of all lifetime cases beginning by age 14. Advances in neuroscience and related fields have produced evidence-based treatment options, but there remain serious gaps in access by those most in need across all ages.
Cross-Cultural Barriers to Mental Health Services in the United States
Getting treatment for a mental illness can be difficult for anyone. But for members of ethnic and racial minority groups, the road to treatment is often blocked by cultural views of mental illness and therapy, lack of insurance and access to appropriate care, and a critical deficiency of studies pertaining to nonwhite populations. Significant changes to the mental health field must be made in order for proper care to be widely available and accepted.