Mental Health Basics

iStock_000005296342SmallWe are working on a fully featured Mental Health Basics page to provide you with a basic introduction to mental health and mental illness and information on what to do in a mental health crisis or emergency.

If you are looking for a good all-purpose resource on mental health care, you may wish to refer to the book, “The Family Guide to Mental Health Care” by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD. Dr. Sederer is the Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health and is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health. His Family Guide combines the expertise of an academic and administrative insider with the sensitivity of a practitioner who understands mental illness from the family’s perspective.

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