Prevention Strategy for Mental Illnesses

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Prevention Strategy for Mental Illnesses 1 Prevention Strategy for Mental Illnesses Kristin Shelley Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Prevention Strategy for Mental Illnesses 2 Anyone can have a mental illness, regardless of age, race, or gender. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, heart disease, diabetes, heart disease, or AIDS. Mental illness effects one in every five Americans, yet in the midst of this country’s greatest healthcare reform ever, it's a subject that you rarely hear mentioned. (National Institute of Mental Health, 2009). It seems most government funded preventative measures for mental illness are tertiary, meaning the illness is dealt with after it has already reached a severe level. The term prevention has different meanings to different people. It also has different meanings to different fields of health. Primary prevention is defined in the reading as “…to prevent a disorder, disability, or dysfunction from occurring in the first place.” Although mental illnesses are already an issue, a strategy needs to be put in force to prevent the further growth of
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