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Stigma of Mental Health Slowly Dissipates

Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News

Daily Independent Article; Phoenix, AZ

If your mental state has made it difficult to do well at work or school, you’re not alone. It is estimated about one in five U.S. adults suffers from a diagnosable disorder in a given year. In 2021, that meant 57.8 million people lived with a mental illness. As work is done to eliminate the stigma around mental health, changes in health care and prevention services are helping the millions who struggle. At Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, Andrea Magana, a Program Director for Inpatient Crisis, helps those in trouble regain stability.

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