Counseling for families of individuals struggling with mental illness can help with a number of complex and difficult issues, including the stale stigma that persists around mental illness. If you or a loved one suffers from a mental health challenge, you’re probably no stranger to stigmatization.
Although studies show that millennial’s are less likely to regard mental health challenges as a personal defect, outdated ideas about brain health and mental illness persist.
People fear what they do not understand. And they cling to media images when they have no other information. One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest, Rain Man, Girl Interrupted – these are a few of the films portraying mental illness and mental illness treatment in popular media. Are they accurate? Um, not really. Most people struggling with mental illness are just like you and me.
Most psychological conditions share features with diagnosable mental health disorders. For the crossover to become official, the symptoms must cause serious impairment to everyday functioning.
Some of the most common mental health disorders include: Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Our dedicated team of mental health specialists also addresses the following conditions:
The brain is an organ, just like the heart or the pancreas. Any organ can malfunction. The difference is that with brain dysfunction, personality and behavior change, which can be frightening and confusing — to the mentally ill individual and to the family. Uncertainty can lead to chronic anxiety and depression for family members as they struggle to help their loved one through an often impossible maze of diagnoses and treatment options.
Don’t be a hero. Seek help for yourself and your family when someone you love struggles with mental illness. Our experts can help you navigate these perilous waters!