National Alliance On Mental Illness Essay

784 Words Nov 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States, suffers from a major mental illness in a given year (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013). According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (2013), 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced at least one mental illness such as anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013). In addition, those who have experienced symptoms of anxiety disorders are plagued with severe social, occupational and interpersonal impairment. These individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders are more prone to be diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Furthermore, this is primarily due to the lack of knowledge regarding effective, lasting, and healthy coping skills as it relates to the co-occurring mental disorder (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013). The presented statistics display commonalities that involve the coping skills of emotions and stress. This astonishing data has influenced an increased my levels of research interest in the area of stress, emotions, and the interplay of coping skills.
As a recent graduate of Alabama A & M University with a Master degree in Psychology and specialization in Clinical. I have a solid background in areas of assessments, consultation, statistics, theory system, research, report writing, crisis interventions, response to interventions, laws and ethics, roles and function of counseling techniques. Also…

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