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Dr. Joel D. Rice MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
4.04 Average rating 4.04 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 1101 I Avenue, La Grande, OR
Ms. Lynn A. Willis NP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 401 Adams Avenue, La Grande, OR
Mrs. Mary A. Goldstein LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1501 6th Street, La Grande, OR
Katherine A. Greathouse LCSW
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2107 3rd Street, La Grande, OR
Dr. William E. Halstead MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 1501 6th Street, La Grande, OR
Mrs. Patrice M. Barreto LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1606 6th Street, La Grande, OR
Mrs. Susan E. Hughes LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1501 6th Street, La Grande, OR
Ms. Carole Halvorson PMHNP, RN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2301 Cove Avenue, La Grande, OR
Ms. Micki J. Fabian M.ED
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 1613 K Avenue, La Grande, OR
Mrs. Connie Carter PMHNP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1101 I Avenue, La Grande, OR
Brittany R. Pryce CADCI, LCSW
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Social Work
Address: 1101 I Avenue, La Grande, OR
William Edward Mosiman M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 1100 K Avenue, La Grande, OR
Carol Sandy Murphy LCSW
Specializes in Counseling, Social Work
Address: 1100 K Avenue, La Grande, OR
Jane Kusaka LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 487 Hawthorne Drive, La Grande, OR
Mr. Arthur W. Anderson LCSW, CADCIII
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Social Work
Address: 2301 Cove Avenue, La Grande, OR
Mr. Steven Eder MA
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1501 6th Street, La Grande, OR
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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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