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Cheryl C. Portwood M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
1.5 Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 315 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Dr. Cynthia Brown Stevens MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
2.42 Average rating 2.42 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 172 Rosewood Ave, Atlantic City, WY 82520
William Peter Clark LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 830 Lincoln , Lander, WY 82520
Dr. Cheryl Annette Wise PH.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
Address: 485 3rd , Lander, WY 82520
Dr. Joni D. Renbarger PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 748 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Dr. Deirdre Danette Rainer PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 550 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Mr. Ryan M. Selvig LPC, MS, NCC.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 748 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Ms. Marlene Carol Paquin L.P.C., M.S.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 748 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Dr. Richard Scott Norton PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 800 Welch Bd, Lander, WY 82520
De'burae J. Ling-Croft MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 830 Lincoln , Lander, WY 82520
Mrs. Terri Ann Nave MS
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 315 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Gary Lee Curtis LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 267 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Patti J. McMahon LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 748 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Scott C. Hayes LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 748 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Tonie Marie Featheringill CSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 748 Main , Lander, WY 82520
Catherine Elizabeth Lacroix I LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 748 Main , Lander, WY 82520
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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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