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Joseph Fink PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1500 S Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342
Clinical Interests: traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, memory disorders ... (Read more)
Mario M. Robbins DO
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.13 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1500 S Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342
Clinical Interests: osteopathic medicine, mental health issues
Dr. Samir Gupta M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 3176 Lancer Street, Portage, IN 46368
Phone: 219-762-9557
Dr. William Ernest Nordbrock ABPP, PH.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology
Address: 1500 S Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342
Clinical Interests: stroke, neuropsychological testing, concussion ... (Read more)
Dr. Barbara Lee Critton-Green PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 6111 Harrison Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
Dr. Shaun Wehle LCAC, PSY.D., HSPP
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Psychology
Address: 1500 S Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342
Dr. Beatrice Alexandria Nelson Brewer M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 4844-46 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408
Dr. Jeanne Ann Brown PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2211 E 10th Street, Hobart, IN 46342
Phone: 219-945-9383
Ms. Cheryl G. Spence LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 5877 Central, Portage, IN 46368
Scot Eric West
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1500 S Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342
Mrs. Deborah Hoover Thomas LCAC, LCSW
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Social Work
Address: Dunes Highway, Burns Harbor, IN 46368
Ms. Robbin Desiree Lewis Jr.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1500 S Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342
Dr. John Michael Spores PH.D., J.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 3349 Willowcreek, Portage, IN 46368
Stanley John Ladowicz LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2490 Central Avenue, Lake Station, IN 46405
E. Helen Daehnke LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2490 Central Avenue, Lake Station, IN 46405
Sally Ann Primus MSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 3176 Lancer Street, Portage, IN 46368
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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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