Locating a Mental Health Counselor or Treatment Facility

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Mental Health

In the past half-century, mental health has become a hotbed for scientific research and practice. Myths have been debunked, stigmas diminished, and knowledge continues to pour forth at an astonishing rate. Consider the Internet a mental health fitness center and this guide as your personal trainer. We'll explore a range of subjects including mental illness, finding treatment, support networks, and a whole lot more.

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Treatment Options for Mental Illnesses

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Locating a Mental Health Counselor or Treatment Facility

The process of finding treatment shouldn't be complicated or stressful. However, because there are so many different kinds of providers with such varied credentials and specialties, the task might feel daunting. Fortunately, the Web is host to countless sites that will help you connect with a counselor or treatment facility that fits your needs.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • More important than simply getting help is getting the right kind of help. This includes finding a provider that is nearby, affordable, and has the specialties to meet your needs. This article by the Mayo Clinic offers advice on what issues to consider when choosing a mental health provider.
  • Your general practitioner may be able to recommend a therapist or treatment facility in your area that is suited to your needs.
  • For many, high costs can be a major deterrent to seeking treatment-it is seldom free and insurance plans often limit which providers and what forms of treatment they will cover. Therefore, if insurance coverage is possible, you might consider first searching for a treatment provider on your insurance company's Web site. Check out this guide by SAMHSA to learn more about getting coverage through your insurance plan.

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