Many people with mental health problems or substance use concerns live in our community and lead productive lives. Don’t delay getting help – just as with a medical condition that needs treatment, early behavioral healthcare can produce better results.
Mental health problems are health conditions that may bring about changes in thinking, mood, and behavior. When these problems become more severe they are called mental illnesses which include anxiety disorders, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia and others.
Some behaviors that may indicate the need for mental health treatment include the following:
- Unexplained fear or feeling of dread or panic
- Constant worry; fears of “going crazy” or dying
- Change in sleep habits, either sleeping much more or much less
- Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions
- Expressions of hopelessness or worthlessness
- Impulsive behaviors and poor judgment
- Expressing desire to die or thoughts about dying, and or making a suicide attempt
- Unpleasant thoughts constantly going around and around in your mind
- Delusions, hallucinations, odd or eccentric behavior
- Abuse – physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, or cultural
Substance Use or Abuse
Substance use or abuse can include excessive drinking, using illegal drugs, taking prescription drugs without the advice or supervision of a physician, or taking excessive amounts of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Our professionals can help individuals become aware of their drug using behavior and the effect it has on them and those around them. Goals include identifying the consequences of use and the changes needed to be successful with recovery. Treatment offers a good chance of recovery, especially with the involvement and support of family and loved ones.
Signs of misuse or abuse include:
- Sneaking drinks or drugs
- Guilty feelings about use, or the loss of family and friends due to drinking or drug use
- Focusing on getting and using alcohol or drugs
- Tremors, prolonged binges, continuous drinking or drug use
Treatment for mental health problems and substance use may include assessment, individual or group counseling, and medication evaluation and monitoring. We also provide Department of Transportation evaluations required when an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) citation is received.