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Mental health experts push for more funding and resources, urges treatment start with children to break the cycle

Young woman at home longing at window

By: Taneisha Cordell Posted at 8:27 AM, Oct 05, 2021 and last updated 5:28 AM, Oct 05, 2021

CLEVELAND — It’s Mental Health Week. The week, established by Congress 31 years ago, is designed to better educate the public about mental health issues and provide support for those who face it.

The National Institute of Mental Health says nearly 1 in 5 adults live with a mental health condition in the U.S., which is more than 51 million people.

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