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Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/28/17
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 66 million Americans live with mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect mood, thinking and behavior. While treatment can be effective, access to care is a problem. NAMI estimates that 60 percent of adults with a mental health condition didn't receive mental health services in the previous year. However, there may be a new solution. The development of behavioral intervention technologies, such as mobile apps and online programs, is expanding mental health resources for patients. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, psychologist Dr. Craig Sawchuk discusses the use of electronic therapy for mental health conditions. Also on the program, Dr. Justin Kreuter, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, shares the importance of blood donation and the need for cultivating a new generation of donors. And primary care physician Dr. Kathy MacLaughlin covers the importance of cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine for prevention of cervical cancer.