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Joanne F. Nicastro MSN, NP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 430 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Mara T. Best LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 430 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Ms. Catherine Lynn Journey LCSW
Specializes in Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Address: 60 Lowell Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Dawna L Hammond Kazregis CADC
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 28 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Mrs. Velma Ann Evans LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 430 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Nicola J. Weatherbee LADC
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 28 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Mrs. Bridget Laroche LADC
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 150 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Mary Hickey LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 314 Cumberland Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Brent Laflin
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 49 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Juliana Collins LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 430 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Ms. Victoria Louise Brown LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 767 River Road, Mexico, ME 04257
Amy Bernhard LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 150 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Mrs. Deanne E. Ochoa-Durrell LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 125 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 04276
James L. Mello LADC, CCS
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 28 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Amy Manchester LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 150 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
Mrs. Barbara Bassett-Dumont LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 430 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 04276
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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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