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Ms. Collette Ann Klein MSN, FPMHNP-BC, RN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2960 Chartres Street, Peru, IL 61301
Mr. Atul K. Sheth MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.2 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 301 Dakota St, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Benjamin I. Shepherd M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry, Family Medicine
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 415 2nd St, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Ms. Diane R. Funk LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2960 Chartres Street, Peru, IL 61301
Ms. Elizabeth M. Davis LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2960 Chartres Street, Peru, IL 61301
Ms. Jessica Marie Dergance LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2428 Chartres St, LaSalle, IL 61301
Lauren Elizabeth Holt LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2428 Chartres St, LaSalle, IL 61301
Ms. Christine Eimer
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2960 Chartres Street, Peru, IL 61301
Mr. Shawn Wayne Slagle LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2970 Chartres Street, Peru, IL 61301
Dr. Cynthia L. Ashley PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 206 Marquette Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Mr. Ronald James Hall LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 146 Gooding Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Diane Marie Cass
Specializes in Social Work
Address: Oak St, Spring Valley, IL 61320
Ms. Shelly D. Punke LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2960 Chartres Street, Peru, IL 61301
Mr. Mark M. Stahnke M.DIV.
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 542 Crosat Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Mr. David W. Thieme LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2960 Chartres Street, Peru, IL 61301
Mrs. Kelley B. Conley MSW
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 146 Gooding Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
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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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