Welcome to CONNECT’s Mental Health Resource Directory for Summit County
Mental disorders are common in the United States, with one in five adults having a mental disorder in any one year. This is equivalent to 43.8 million people. Mental disorders often occur in combination. For example, it is not unusual for a person with anxiety to also develop depression, or a person who is depressed to also have a substance abuse disorder (Dual Diagnosis). Mental health disorders often start in adolescence, with half of all disorders beginning by age 14.
The greatest challenge in coping with a mental health challenge is finding the right kind of treatment and support to meet your needs. Accessing services can be very challenging and identifying the right treatment is often a trial and error process. Finding a mental health professional is one of the most important steps in starting on the path toward a successful recovery. As hard as it might be to acknowledge that you need help, the search for a specialist who fits your needs—someone who can serve as your ally—can be even more challenging. Our directory was created with you in mind. These helpful lists are organized by resource or disorder type. If you know of a resource and would like it added to our list, please contact us. If you see an error, please let us know that also.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA recently released a new publication titled, Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. This outstanding guide walks you through the 8-Step process of seeking help for a mental health or substance abuse disorder, from obtaining insurance coverage to receiving care. You can also order a free copy of this publication by registering and clicking here (Publication No. 12005)
This outstanding July 2017 New York Times article clearly outlines the specific process patients should take to find the right therapist.
This October 2017 NAMI article outlines the best methods of finding the right mental health professional for you: Click Here.
Note: The content provided on this website, including programs, service providers, and products, is for educational and informational purposes only. The information is not to be relied upon as medical advice or mental health advice. The information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or counseling. CONNECT does not endorse any of the opinions, advice, programs, products, or services of other individuals or entities identified on this website. Rather this resource is intended to provide you with information to aid you in your research. The list provided is not necessarily complete.