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Nearly anyone with symptoms of a mental disorder, emotional distress, or difficulty coping with life’s challenges can benefit from professional help.

Disorders of the brain are medical conditions that are diagnosable and treatable. Mental dysfunctions are not moral failures, nor signs of weakness or poor character. They result from the interplay of biological, psychological and social factors.

It’s important to reach out for help when struggling with symptoms of mental, emotional or behavioral issues that cause concern. 

It is essential to seek help immediately in emergency or crisis situations, where there is risk of suicide or danger to oneself or others.

The Value of Getting Help

Obtaining help for mental conditions can improve one’s quality of life. It can:

  • Relieve emotional pain
  • Potentially head off more serious mental illnesses
  • Improve day-to-day functioning
  • Remove obstacles to achieving goals
  • Foster better relationships and improve family life
  • Promote better understanding of oneself
  • Boost overall health and well-being

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The information on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, mental health providers, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on this site. Reliance on any information provided herein is solely at your own risk.

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