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Mental Health Frequent Q&A's

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Therapy & Counseling Frequent Q&A’s
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Mental Health Frequent Questions & Answers​

Morgan Health Centers answers some frequently asked questions about mental health, therapy & counseling. 

Different kinds of therapy are more effective based on the nature of the mental health condition and/or symptoms and the person who has them (for example, children will benefit from a therapist who specializes in children’s mental health). However, there are several different types of treatment and therapy that can help.

Mental health conditions are often treated with medication, therapy or a combination of the two. However, there are many different types of treatment available, including Complementary & Alternative Treatments, self-help plans, and peer support. Treatments are very personal and should be discussed by the person with the mental health conditions and his or her team.

There are many types of mental health professionals. Finding the right one for you may require some research.

Many people find peer support a helpful tool that can aid in their recovery. There are a variety of organizations that offer support groups for consumers, their family members and friends. Some support groups are peer-led, while others may be led by a mental health professional.

Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in America experience mental illness each year, and 1 in 5 children ages 13–18 have, or will develop a serious mental illness.
Typically, there isn’t one particular reason an individual develops a mental illness – it’s usually a combination of factors, which may include:
  • Inherited traits or genes
  • Psychological or emotional problems brought on by major life changes and/or events
  • Exposure to environmental stressors before birth
Mental illnesses are health conditions that impact a person’s thoughts, emotions, relationships and daily functioning. They are often related to anxiety, grief, sadness or other distress, and usually a struggle to continue the regular activities of daily life. There is a wide variety of mental illnesses; some are rather mild and only have small effects on certain areas of life. Others can be severe and have large impacts on daily life. Some of the more serious illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

On average, mental illness affects one in five adults in the U.S. Mental illness does not discriminate; they can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, income, social status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or background.

While anyone can have a mental illness, the young and the old are more likely to be affected. 75 percent of mental health conditions develop by the age of 24 (NAMI).

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Morgan Health Centers is staffed with experienced, licensed mental health professionals including, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and nurse practitioners. One of the most important elements of effective therapy is a safe and trusting relationship through the developing alliance between therapist and patient and through this bond, a new way of interacting with self and others will be born.