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About Mental Health

  • What You Need to Know About Mental Illness

    Every year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder that interferes with their ability to function at work or school or in their daily lives.

  • Where to Turn for Mental Health

    It's normal to feel stressed or anxious now and then. But it's time to call for help if emotional issues interfere with your life, your job or your personal relationships.

  • Mental Health: Finding the Help You Need

    When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help.

  • When to Seek Help for Your Mental Health

    What distinguishes mental illness from problems of daily living is its severity or persistence over time. Mental illness includes mental disorders of thought, mood or behavior. People with a mental illness may have great difficulty with daily routines and tasks, responsibilities of family, work or school, or personal relationships.

  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

    A psychiatric evaluation will look at symptoms and when they occur, as well as what impact they have on family and work relationships.

  • Mental Health Disorder Statistics

    Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. In particular, depressive illnesses tend to occur along with substance abuse and anxiety disorders.

  • Mental Health Glossary

    Knowing the definitions of terms relating to mental health can help you recognize a disorder and seek help for yourself or someone you love.

  • Knowing When to Seek Treatment

    Families, spouses, or friends are often the first to suspect that their loved one is challenged by feelings, behaviors, and/or environmental conditions that cause them to act disruptive, rebellious, or sad.

  • Psychiatric Treatment Team

    Team members may include a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker, and a psychiatric nurse.

  • Men and Mental Illness

    Mental illness can cause different symptoms in men than in women, so some disorders in men may be harder to recognize. Men who are depressed, for example, may appear angry and irritable rather than sad and withdrawn.

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