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Ms. Jessica Lee Tomasula PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2064 Highway 125, Weldon, NC 27870
Clinical Interests: weight management
Mrs. Helen Kafer Varnadoe LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 608 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Dr. Ravinder Mamedi M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 321 Highway 125, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-8400
Elizabeth Pruden Edwards CSI, LCSW, ACSW, LCAS
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 321 Highway 125, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Dr. Ramamohana Prasad Degala M.D
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 105 W Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Mrs. Dawn Webb Welch MSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 525 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Dr. Robert Leonard Barwick Jr. PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1609 10th St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Ms. Lisa K. Eriksson LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 600 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Mrs. Barbara Anne Clanton-Edmonds LPC
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 802 State Highway 125, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Ms. Jennifer Jean Rhodes-Weimer LPC, LCAS-A, CCMC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Ms. Kathryn Jean Collins MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 600 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Mr. Keith Poche LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 608 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Karen R. Ballou MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 220 Smith Church Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Stacie M. Medlin LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1704 W Highway 158, South Rosemary, NC 27870
Ms. Karen Lee Stimson LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2066 State Highway 125, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Shauna Daniels LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 608 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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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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