Recent NAMI survey highlights public is aware of the risks of not receiving care
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) December 11, 2009 -- Americans do not believe that they know much about depression, but are highly aware of the risks of not receiving care, according to a survey released in November by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
See full survey results at http://www.nami.org/depression, an interactive Web site that includes resources for people of diverse communities.
Though depression is common and highly treatable medical illness, research demonstrates that people of different cultural groups are at increased risk for untreated depression and suicide.
Survey findings include:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1100 state and local affiliates that engage in research, education, support and advocacy.
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Depression_Survey/Mental_Health/prweb3329824.htm.
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