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Study: NH’s Mental Illness Rate Low, Access to Care High

Study: NH’s Mental Illness Rate Low, Access to Care High CONCORD, N.H. – More than 43 million Americans are suffering from mental illness, but less than half, or 43 percent, receive treatment, according to the new State of Mental Health in America report.

Trisha Ellis coordinates New Hampshire’s In Our Own Voice workshops and encourages people to recognize that mental illness isn’t “who they are,” but rather “something they have.”

She adds that when families struggling with mental health across multiple generations discard the fear and stigma associated with personal disclosure, recovery is accelerated.
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