Mental Health Basics for Children, Adults, Veterans, and Seniors


Mental Health

In the past half-century, mental health has become a hotbed for scientific research and practice. Myths have been debunked, stigmas diminished, and knowledge continues to pour forth at an astonishing rate. Consider the Internet a mental health fitness center and this guide as your personal trainer. We'll explore a range of subjects including mental illness, finding treatment, support networks, and a whole lot more.

Mental Health Basics for Children, Adults, Veterans, and Seniors

If you have some basic questions about mental health but don't know where to start, the Internet can provide a comprehensive introduction. Whether you're a mental health patient, family member, friend, or healthcare provider, the following sites have got you covered. You'll find definitions of terms, treatment information, support services, quizzes for self-diagnosis, and links for further research.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • When dealing with such an important issue as your mental health, you'll want to make sure that the information you receive is accurate, unbiased, and up to date. If you want to search for Web sites beyond those mentioned in this guide, take a look at the findingDulcinea Health Web Guide for help evaluating the credibility of health sites.
  • Although the Internet is an excellent source for information, it's never a substitute for a doctor's care. If you suspect you may have a mental illness, you can find help in the "Locating a Mental Health Counselor or Treatment Facility" section of this guide.
  • Mental illness can strike anybody but, for many reasons, it is more prevalent in certain demographics, such as war veterans. For example, this article from the Guardian reports on the psychological impact of the war in Iraq on military service personnel.

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