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Statistics on the prevalence, treatment, and consequences of mental illnesses in the United States, based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Research article on the various impacts of physical activity on mental state. Discussion on the physiological and psychological mechanisms and their corresponding impacts.



Gallup survey that shows how poor mental health among U.S. workers leads to more unplanned absences and lower productivity, costing the economy billions of dollars annually.

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Research article on the effectiveness of exercise as a "medication" to combat symptoms of mental illness. 

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