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An estimated 1 in 4 americans over the age of 18 suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder each year read additional mental health disorder statistics. Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. African american mental health providers directory for california residents 1 | p a g e as a component of the california reducing disparities project (crdp) african. Mental health stressors experienced by asian-americans because of cultural values, such as reluctance to seek professional help.
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