Welcome to CONNECT’s Mental Health Resource Directory for Summit County (New Database: Under Construction – Launch Date Summer 2018)
Mental disorders are common in the United States, with one in five adults having a mental disorder in any one year. 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.
Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. Mental Health America has one of the best screening tools available here: http://screening.mentalhealthamerica.net/screening-tools
The greatest challenge in coping with a mental health challenge is finding the right kind of treatment and support to meet your needs. Finding a mental health professional is one of the most important steps in starting on the path toward a successful recovery. Our new database was created with you in mind – and is scheduled to formally launch during the summer of 2018. If you know of a resource and would like it added to the database, 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.
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.