Mental Health America Of South Carolina

Mental health related issues in America has long been an area in healthcare that has often been overlooked. Our department – the only department dedicated to mental health in a school of public health – brings together leading researchers across multiple disciplines joined by their passion for understanding, preventing, and treating mental health and substance use disorders.mental health

Blaming anything other than the individual choices (e.g. the look of the gun because it had a handle on the front of it, or Saturday Morning Cartoon violence) for violent crime is never going to give us the results we want, or even address the real issue: that people make choices and do what they want to because they want to, even through the fog of mental illness.

Mental health is a socially constructed and socially defined concept; that is, different societies, groups, cultures, institutions and professions have very different ways of conceptualizing …

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