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Improving local health outcomes
Marin Independent Journal

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And, while local, state and federal agencies are doing a great deal to encourage the awareness and treatment of mental illnesses, most providers are still treating mental and physical problems separately.

In most treatment settings, the specialties of physical health, mental health and substance abuse are separated. These specialties may be located in different departments of a hospital or HMO, or with separate health care providers.