Mental illness and maintaining mental health is a significant problem in the world, the United States, and here in Vermont. The burden of mental illness can lead to disability, lost work productivity, and at its worst, suicide. Vermont ranks 14th in the United States for rates of death by suicide. Many people struggle every day with mental health needs from depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and more. The aim of this project was to create a mental health resource card that can be used in primary care offices to provide patients with information to get the help they need and attempt to increase the percentage of patients who address mental health issues with their primary care provider.
Vermont, mental health, resources, mental illness, cognitive behavioral therapy, Washington County, Chittenden County
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DaFonte, Tracey, "Bridging the Gap Between the Primary Care Physician and Accessible Resources for Patients with Mental Health Needs" (2015). Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects. 96.