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Dr. Adegboyega A. Oyemade MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
Address: 9701 Keysville Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Ms. Erica Brooke Slater LCSW-C
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 10 Luther Drive, Thurmont, MD 21788
Dr. James Hartley Young PHD, DMIN, PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 490 Marsh Creek Road, Cumberland Twp, PA 17325
Dr. Michele Monet McBee PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 301 W Main Street, Thurmont, MD 21788
Dr. Ralph Lee McBee PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 301 W Main Street, Thurmont, MD 21788
Elissa Samuels LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 9701 Keysville Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Rachel Oelslager LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 9701 Keysville Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Elizabeth Tabbachino LGSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 9701 Keysville Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Olivia Myers MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 15339 Kelbaugh Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Heather Derpic LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 9701 Keysville Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Jodie Clabaugh LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 9701 Keysville Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Kristin Lei Young CSC-AD
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 17645 Harbaugh Valley Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780
Grace Trigger
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 17645 Harbaugh Valley Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780
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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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