This paper summarizes the key findings of "Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General," which was released on December 13, 1999, by U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher. Topics include the significance of mental illness, the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment, the widespread lack of treatment, access problems and their causes, the significance of stigma, and the prevention of mental illness.
Hegner, Richard, "Dispelling the Myths and Stigma of Mental Illness: The Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health" (2000). National Health Policy Forum. Paper 56.