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Mental Health Overview

Millions of Americans live with various types of mental illness and mental health problems, such as social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, drug addiction, and personality disorders. Treatment options include medication and psychotherapy.

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    What to Do If You're Struggling

    Anxiety, fear, uncertainty, isolation – the coronavirus pandemic has been a “perfect storm” of emotional challenges. Now, as days of this have turned into weeks, many of us are struggling.

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    The COVID-19 Crisis May Trigger Emotions From Past Trauma

    Past traumas may have an especially powerful effect on our reactions to this pandemic. In fact, the fear and uncertainty we face from COVID-19 can be a trigger for any kind of previous trauma, such as accidents, medical issues, assaults, or abuse—any horrifying event that you experienced as unpredictable and uncontrollable.

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Mental Illness Basics

Mental illnesses are diseases or conditions that affect how you think, feel, act, or relate to other people or to your surroundings. They are very common. Many people have had one or know someone who has.

Symptoms can range from mild to severe. They can also vary from person to person. In many cases, it makes daily life hard to handle. But when an expert diagnoses you and helps you get treatment, you can often get your life back on track.

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