recognizing that mental illness is a medical illness - a tremendous waste of human resources
American Mental Health Fund advertisement, 1988.
Psychiatric Annals, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 542.

"Why should we pay for visits to the shrink? Just tell him to get his act together."
In companies where professional treatment for mental illness is still viewed negatively, everybody suffers. The employee, fearing how it will look on his record, suffers by not seeking treatment. And the company suffers. From increased absenteeism, loss of productivity... a tremendous waste of human resources. But you can help change all that. By recognizing that mental illness is a medical illness. And by looking into medical insurance coverage that will encourage employees to seek treatment without fear or hesitation. Independent studies show that employees with access to mental health treatment have significantly lower medical costs. And many corporations are responding to this encouraging news by structuring health plans to include short and long term treatment. Some have even begun to offer in-house mental health programs and therapies to help deal with issues like anxiety and alcoholism.
Learn more. For an informative booklet, write: The American Mental Health Fund, P.O. Box 17700, Washington, D.C. 20041. Or call toll free: 1-800-433-5959. In Illinois, call: 1-800-826-2336.
Learn to see the sickness. Learning is the key to healing.   THE AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH FUND   Ad Council
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