According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience a mental health condition in his or her lifetime. Mental health conditions are disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. In May, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness for mental health in an effort to fight stigma, provide support and educate the public.
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, will discuss mental health awareness. Also on the program, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, will explain how new imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance elastography, are improving neurosurgery. And May 14-20 is National Women's Health Week. Dr. Jacqueline Thielen, a women's health expert at Mayo Clinic, will discuss women’s health at every age.
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