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Dr. Glenn D. Zielinski D.O.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Russell W. Yates DO
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 50 50 Beach Dr, Whitesboro, NJ 08210
Mrs. Elaine Mary Kunigonis APN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Dr. David Allen Riley PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 59 59th St, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Mrs. Angie Maria O'Hagan MSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Dr. Mark Bennett Besen PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Dr. John Francis McGrail M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1175 Dehirsch Avenue, Woodbine, NJ 08270
Karen Marie Kaschak APN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Dawn Marie Nemeth LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Ms. Patricia Maher-Mediuch RN, APN,C
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 4 Clermont Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Stephanie Nelson Brown LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Julia Lynn Hankerson LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 534 Washington Avenue, Woodbine, NJ 08270
Diane Lynne Noll APN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Ms. Danielle R. Pascale LCWW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Mrs. Evelyn V. North LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 128 Crest Haven Road, Middle Twp, NJ 08210
Dr. David Timothy London PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 700 Sumner Avenue, Woodbine, NJ 08270
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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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