Mental Illness In The United States: 4.6% of Adults Suffer From A Serious Mental Illness Mental illness is a major public health concern in the United States; it is a primary cause of disability and carries a high financial cost. Information on the prevalence of mental illness is critically needed to help guide the provision of effective treatment and prevention programs to restore lives and to reduce economic and societal costs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides block grant funding to States in support of programs and services for adults with mental illness with . . .
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