Mental Health

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Intellectual Disability

Approximately 1 percent of the population has an intellectual disability (below average cognitive ability).  Early intervention and appropriate education and supports can help individuals lead productive and satisfying lives in the community. 
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Healthy Minds Minute PSA

Healthy Minds Minute PSA

Former congressman Patric Kennedy talks about mental health. 

The Power of Words

Using phrases and terms like "crazy," "nuts," "psycho," and "retard" may seem insignificant and harmless, but they  aren't. They can perpetuate the stigma of mental illness.  The latest Healthy Minds blog addresses the power of words and facing the stigma of mental illness.  See the latest HEALTHY MINDS BLOG.

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Spotlight On...

The American Psychiatric Foundation's
Typical or TroubledTM program helps teachers and others to identify and help troubled youth. An estimated 90% of people who develop a mental disorder show warning signs in their teens.  Learn more >