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Local practice encouraging annual mental health checkups

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A local therapy practice is encouraging people to get an annual mental health checkup.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five people will suffer from a mental health-related issue in their lifetime.

Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates at St. Louis Mental Health said an annual health checkup can help to diagnose and provide proper treatment to issues like stress, depression and anxiety, which often are not discussed or diagnosed.

“It can identify people who are going under the radar especially if we can make it routine it might help people get past that stigma a little bit too,” said Daniel Leeman, a social worker.

Below are a list of resources available for more information on mental illness: 

http://www.stlmentalhealth.com/

http://www.startherestl.org/mental-health.html

http://www.mha-em.org/resources/local-resources.html

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