Help For Mental Disorders

by: Christian Wady, Breyanna Rice, Maddii Casey

Where to go for help?

  • counselor
  • School psychologists
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurologists
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychiatric social worker

When is help needed?

  • Feeling trapped or worried
  • effect on sleeping, eating habits, school work, work performance, or relationships
  • involved with alcohol or drugs
  • increasingly aggressive, violent or reckless

what are some types of treatment

  • Psychotherapy- ongoing dialogue between a patient and a mental health professional.
  • Behavior therapy- a treatment process that focuses on changing unwanted behaviors through rewards and reinforcements.
  • Cognitive therapy- a treatment method designed to identify and correct distorted thinking patterns.
  • Family therapy- focuses on helping the family function in more positive and constructive ways
  • Group therapy- treating a group of people who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a trained counselor.
  • Drug therapy- the use of certain medications to treat or reduce the symptoms of a mental disorder.

My Mental Disorder Story