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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Mental Health

The Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Mental Health section provides brief overviews of many mental health issues. Visitors will find a strong collection of data and statistics that show the prevalence of mental health disorders in the U.S. Although the information is limited, the website is recommended for its large collection of external websites and resources.

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Review Date: 11/2/2018

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Ease of Use

The site's homepage lays out all the major site sections so that visitors can easily make choices about where to go next. There are very few features on this website, which also aids the visitors browsing experience. Although the search bar pulls results from the entire CDC website, overall the mental health page is simple to use.

Visual Design

This CDC subsection follows a basic template that is simple and unadorned. The homepage features an inviting pastel color scheme and image-based tiles. Otherwise, there are few multimedia components to augment the site's text-based content. The small font is also a drawback.

Quality

The site's mental health information is introductory and mostly serves as a portal to more complete external websites. However, these brief pages contain impressive reference lists that can be very helpful for visitors who are looking to compare different reputable sources.

Credibility

The content here is aggressively updated, so visitors can be sure the information is up to date. And with government sponsorship, the information is highly credible.

Pros

  1. Excellent data and statistics that put mental health issues into a broader social context
  2. Links to external sites that provide resources and more information about specific conditions

Cons

  1. Little information about individual mental health topics

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Mental health services locator, webinars, videos, quizzes

Languages: English

Contact: ADPolicy@cdc.gov

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