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By Joe Block 

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May 31, 2018

Over the past few years mental health awareness has come to the forefront in the news. It has taken far too long, as the numbers reveal mental illness is far more common than was previously believed.

1 in 5 adults, or 44 million, experiences mental illness in a given year. 1 in 25 adults, or 10 million, experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that affects their ability to function. 1 in 5 adolescents aged 13-18, or 50 million, experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life.

In the past 20 years the American’s With Disabilities Act has come to protect wor...

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