Mental Health

1 in 5 people in the U.S. experience mental health problems each year.  A person's mental health can have an effect on the way they handle stress, interact with others, overcome obstacles, and perform daily tasks.  Because of this, it is important to be proactive about taking care of your mental health.  Mental health affects anyone, regardless of age, race, social class, social life, or gender.  It affects our well-being, daily life, and physical health.

What is Mental Illness?

A mental illness is a condition that negatively influences the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.  While the exact cause of most mental illnesses remains unknown, research has shown that many conditions are caused by a combination of factors - including genetic, biological, lifestyle, and environmental.  Mental illness affects every person differently, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.  By starting treatment early and taking an active role in recovery, people suffering from mental illness can often learn to manage their condition and live out a long, fulfilling life.    

At UI Health, we understand and we can help.  Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, neurologists, occupational therapists, and social workers will work together to ensure you receive the treatment plan that is best suited to your personal needs.  We are here to answer any questions and support you throughout your journey towards improved mental health and wellness. 

Mental health conditions include:

  • Anger Management 
  • Anxiety 
  • Attention Deficit Disorder 
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities 
  • Mood Changes 
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Sleep Disorder 
  • Substance Abuse 

Daily life stressors might cause mental health symptoms. It is important to seek help to understand and clarify concerns.   

Early warning signs:

  • Feeling helpless, hopeless, or sadness 
  • Trouble falling asleep or sleeping too much 
  • Poor appetite or over-eating 
  • Pulling away from family, friends, or personal activities 
  • Changes in your energy 
  • Smoking or drinking more than usual 
  • Feeling confused, forgetful, anxious, angry, upset, or worried 
  • Feeling fearful 
  • Fears of bullying 
  • Feeling isolated or lonely  

Mental wellness is manageable. Mental Health providers at UI Health can help you get to the root of the problem. This will allow you to regain control on your life and feel better. Speak with one of our specialized behavior health counselors.

To stay healthy, check with a counselor to learn how to manage stress, overcome fears, develop confidence, make decisions and maintain your overall mental well-being.

If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms or simply want to check your mental wellness, please call 866.600.CARE.