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According to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about 20 percent of people ages 18 and older reported having an identifiable mental illness in the previous year. Today, we want to introduce a new series called From Stigma to Hope to help people better understand what mental illness is and to realize that there is hope for recovery and mental wellness.

For more information on mental health issues, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.namiwa.org or the National Institutes of Health at www.nih.gov.

For more information regarding Dr. Marty Hoiness or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

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