Mental Health and Illness


Many diseases, injuries, and maladies are associated with psychological or physical impairment that affect mental health. RAND research covers a broad range of mental health and illness topics, including autism spectrum disorders, teen depression, disparities in mental health care, and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) among military veterans and survivors of natural disasters.

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    Journal Article

    U.S. Religious Congregations Offer Mental Health Support

    Sep 21, 2017

    Nearly a quarter of congregations in the United States provide mental health programming. Greater coordination between those congregations and mental health providers could foster more integrated and holistic care, which may lead to improved recovery outcomes.

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    Research Brief

    Mental and Emotional Health Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members

    Jun 21, 2018

    The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about mental health indicators, social and emotional factors associated with mental health, sexual assault and physical abuse history, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, and use of mental health services.

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