It doesn’t have to define you.
Are you feeling out of control? Hearing voices? Struggling to keep it together? Call 419-693-0631 to speak with someone now.
Mental illness is defined as any condition characterized by impairment of an individual’s normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors.
But it feels like scattered thoughts, a racing heart, clammy skin, a lump in your throat and a knot in your stomach.
No matter what you’re feeling, you don’t have to work through it alone. Our counselors have more than 100 years of combined experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Here are some brief descriptions of the mental illnesses we encounter most often.
People with depression experience intense feelings of sadness, helplessness, hopelessness. You may see a change in your eating habits and sleeping patterns, as well as your ability to concentrate and remember things. But it’s important to remember that depression is not a sign of weakness. It is a medical condition. And it CAN be treated.
Most people experience feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives, such as before a big test or an important event. But when it escalates into a panic attack or inhibits your ability to manage normal daily activities like getting out of bed or leaving the house, it’s time to talk to someone.
Do you find yourself flying high one minute and unable to get out of bed the next? People with bipolar disorder often experience extreme mood swings. These cycles can be effectively managed with a combination of medication and talk therapy.
Have you lost pleasure in the things you once enjoyed? Are you seeing or hearing things others can’t? Do you feel like people are out to get you? Schizophrenia can make you feel scared and alone, but, with treatment, many people with schizophrenia are able to live normal, productive lives.
Are your behaviors and patterns causing turmoil in your life? Do you feel like you can’t control or change them? There are a variety of personality disorders, but the common theme is behaviors that interfere with everyday living and healthy relationships. Therapy can help you learn coping techniques to manage the symptoms and skills to make decisions that affect you and the people around you positively.