Millions of Americans face the reality of dealing with a mental health condition either personally or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers. Although nearly one in five adults experienced mental illness in 2018, less than half received treatment or services due to stigma surrounding mental illness (see Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed tables,” https://www.samhsa.gov/data/nsduh/reports-detailed-tables-2018-NSDUH).
Many resources are available to help you find information on mental health issues, including what mental illness is, what it is not, and how to find support or treatment. Many organizations exist to promote awareness of mental illness and to improve the mental health of people in the United States and throughout the world. Apps exist to help you cope with stress and develop a positive attitude.
Pepperdine Libraries have gathered together useful resources, including library databases, that will help you become better informed concerning mental health resources.
For more information, we invite you to visit our Mental Health Resources InfoGuide here: http://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/MentalHealth .