Mental illness appears to finally be working its way out of the shadows and garnering much-needed attention. 

According to a study that will have psychologists rejoicing, Americans are increasingly rejecting age-old stigmas attached to mental illness. Or rather, more people are now embracing the view that mental health is not fundamentally different than physical health, and that it can (and should) receive treatment.

An online poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention found that 89 percent of Americans believe that "mental health and physical health are equally important."

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