Friends and Colleagues,

We have become increasingly aware of the fact that there is a fundamental linkage between mental and physical health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health this way: “As a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity...there is no health without mental health.” In today’s newsletter we feature Dr. Brandon Eddy, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, who became a mental health professional after seeing how physical health challenges can lead to a paralyzing emotional breakdown.