Few Americans are untouched by mental illness. According to studies, one in five people – including children, adolescents, adults and senior adults – experience a mental disorder. It is as disabling and serious as cancer or heart disease, yet over half of those with mental illness do not seek treatment. This is unfortunate as there are effective treatments for virtually every mental disorder.
Mental health is fundamental to overall health. In our continued efforts to educate and inform, Snowden offers the following glossary of mental health terms.