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Mr. Norman Alan Young LPC, MDIV.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
Ms. Tammy M. Vaughn LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 21441 98 Us Hwy, Foley, AL
Ms. Denise Champagne Yonge MSN, CS, RN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1411 Bay St, Foley, AL
Dr. Sharon Ann Friday PHD.
Specializes in Counseling
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 8425 Bay View Dr, Foley, AL
Mrs. Whitney Weatherford Daugette LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
Ms. Yvonne Marleen Ambrose MS
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 400 Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535
Eden M. Matthews LPC, CAP, LMHC, ACAP
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 307 Mckenzie St, Foley, AL
Mrs. Charolette Luddeke Vaughn RN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 400 Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535
Mrs. Meggan Hanson Barclay MS
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
Linda M. Browne LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
Mrs. Lucy Jo Matier RBT
Specializes in Mental Health
Address: 12786 Illinois St, Elberta, AL
Heather Clark Love MA
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
Susan Denise Corbin MA, LBSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: Foley, AL
Kathryn C. Young M.S.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
Miss Amanda Marie Clemmons MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
Mrs. Jessica Floyd Roberts LPC, LMFT, MA
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 201 Camphor Av, Foley, AL
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What is Mental Health Care?

Mental health care refers to a broad group of professionals who work to keep people mentally well. Just as physical illness can cause unwanted aches and pains, mental illness can cause unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Even people who are not dealing with a mental illness can suffer from the effects of a stressful situation and find it difficult to cope. Mental health care workers seek to improve the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of their clients, usually through therapy.

There are many kinds of mental health care providers. Some examples include psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, substance abuse professionals, and social workers. Mental health workers treat patients at all stages of life and through many common problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and several others.

Some of the symptoms that occur with mental health issues and may cause a person to seek treatment include:
  • Changes in eating or sleeping
  • Decreased energy, fatigue
  • Numbness or a lack of interest in life
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Recurrent, persistent thoughts
  • Feeling unusually anxious, sad, angry, worried, or on edge
  • An inability to care for one’s self or perform daily tasks

Patients seeking mental health treatment have several options. The most widely used treatment is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or simply ‘therapy’. In therapy, mental health workers guide patients as they talk about issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make positive, healthy changes. Some patients also take medication to treat mental illness. Medications are especially effective at treating the chemical imbalances behind more severe cases of depression, anxiety, and illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Many mental illnesses are treated with a combination of both medication and therapy. For example, in substance abuse care, medications to ease withdrawal symptoms are commonly used together with a specific kind of therapy called behavior therapy, which teaches patients how to handle challenging situations without drugs or alcohol. Mental health workers may also consult with physicians or use community resources to help patients function at their best.
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