Experts overwhelmingly agree that getting therapy is the best way to manage a mental illness, depression, anxiety and trauma. Yet research shows the negative attitudes about mental health, both self-imposed and from others, can prevent people from seeking support. May is National Mental Health Month, click here for some compelling facts about the prevalence of mental health conditions in the U.S.
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On Oct. 16, 2000, King County, Washington, passed the nation’s first ordinance requiring assessments of public mental health facilities to determine what percentage of patients are “getting well.” The law was originated, in part, by actress Margot Kidder of Lois Lane fame in the film Superman. Kidder experienced many years of psychiatric treatment for “manic depression,” culminating in a highly public collapse reported widely in the media. Kidder was then treated with nutritional methods and her lifelong battle with mental more..