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Dr. Seth Ashok Eappen M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 21 Heritage , Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Dr. Shital Tapan Mehta M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 21 Heritage , Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Clinical Interests: adolescent issues, women's health issues
Mr. Ming Xu MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 21 Heritage , Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Hong Cao MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.25 Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
Address: 500 Wall St, Kankakee, IL 60901
Patricia L. Roy MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 500 Wall St, Kankakee, IL 60901
Jessica M. Azoff D.O.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 400 Wall St, Kankakee, IL 60901
Melvin H. Hess M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
2.92 Average rating 2.92 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 275 East Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901
Dr. Mary E. Belford MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.1 Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 400 Wall St, Kankakee, IL 60901
Dr. Daniel Keller PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 405 Wabash Ave, Bradley, IL 60915
Clinical Interests: anxiety, long-term therapy, personality disorders ... (Read more)
Dr. Zaw Win MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 500 Wall St, Kankakee, IL 60901
Dr. Dawit Amare D.O., M.P.H., M.A.
Specializes in Psychiatry
2.25 Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 500 Wall St, Kankakee, IL 60901
Mrs. Teri Boudreau LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 21 Heritage , Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Jon E. Dodds LCPC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
Address: 750 Almar Parkway, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... (Read more)
Dr. Darnika Candice Graham M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 210 Hammes Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901
Mrs. Azra N. Pappa DO
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 21 Heritage , Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Dr. Dianne Burgin PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 405 Wabash Ave, Bradley, IL 60915
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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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