An estimated 44 million adults and 13.7 million children in America have been diagnosed with a mental disorder each year. The issue of mental health remains surrounded by stigma and misunderstanding. The problem of mental illness requires greater attention as a major twenty-first-century public health challenge. Among millions of affected Americans, fewer than half get help even though 80 to 90 percent of mental disorders are treatable using medication and other therapies. These disorders take an enormous toll on individuals and families, as well as society. The guide is an educational tool that helps families determine if they should seek professional or additional help. The four-step process has been created as a tool to help and support families that may be or is dealing with someone with a mental illness. Explore this riveting guide for the four-step process families can use to determine if they should seek professional or additional help.