HELP FOR SUICIDALITY : What is Suicidality? : What Causes Suicidality? : Help for Suicidality : Getting Treatment for Suicidality at The Mental Health Collective WHAT IS SUICIDALITY? Suicidality can be defined as a preoccupation with recurring thoughts of harming oneself, ending one’s life, or feelings that life is no longer worth living. This can … Read more

Psychotic Disorders

TREATING PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS WHAT ARE PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS? Psychotic disorders are serious mental illnesses that cause altered cognitions and perceptions and cause the affected individual to lose touch with reality. Several mental severe illnesses are categorized as psychotic disorders, and their core symptoms include: • Hallucinations (perceptual disturbances) • Delusions (a persistent false belief) People who … Read more

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

HOW COMMON IS TRAUMA? Unfortunately, many people experience psychological trauma at some time in their lives. Trauma can be caused by a variety of different events and experiences. Statistics show that 50% of people in the U.S. have gone through one or more traumatic events in their life and, at any given time, 3.6% of … Read more

Personality Disorders

WHAT ARE PERSONALITY DISORDERS? Personality disorders are pervasive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that vary from cultural norms and interfere with relationships and overall functioning. Signs of a personality disorder can begin in adolescence or early adulthood. Personality disorders, or their impact, can significantly improve with professional support. Although personality disorders can be overwhelming, … Read more

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) TREATMENT : What is OCD? : Diagnosing OCD : What Causes OCD? : Treating OCD : Get Help for OCD WHAT IS OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. A person suffering from OCD has recurring intrusive thoughts which they cannot control. Individuals with OCD may also have compulsive behaviors … Read more

Mood Disorders

MOOD DISORDER TREATMENT : What are Mood Disorders? : Depressive Disorders : Symptoms of Depression : Bipolar Spectrum Disorders : Depression & Bipolar Disorder WHAT ARE MOOD DISORDERS? Mood Disorders represent a category of mental health conditions where the primary symptom or challenge is in maintaining a stable emotional state. Mood disorders are pervasive, affecting … Read more

Major Depressive Disorder

DEPRESSION TREATMENT : Help for Depressive Disorders : More About Depressive Disorders : Major Depression : Persistent Depressive Disorder : Postpartum Depression : Seasonal Affective Disorder : Getting Depression Treatment HELP FOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS When someone is experiencing the symptoms of depression, it can be helpful to seek medical advice to alleviate symptoms and restore … Read more

Dual Diagnosis

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DUAL DIAGNOSIS : What is a Dual Diagnosis? : Signs and Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis : What Causes Dual Diagnosis? : Integrated Treatment for Dual Diagnosis WHAT IS DUAL DIAGNOSIS? Dual diagnosis most frequently refers to people who have a mental health diagnosis and a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. “Co-occurring” disorders … Read more

Complicated Grief & Loss

COMPLICATED GRIEF & LOSS Grieving over a loved one’s death or other Loss is an inevitable part of our common humanity and life experience. However, most people move through the painful stages of the grieving process and eventually find joy in life once more. While we may miss our loved ones, we recover and do … Read more

Bipolar Disorder

BIPOLAR DISORDER TREATMENT : What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that requires ongoing professional treatment. Because bipolar disorder can be complex to diagnose and treat, it is critical to find an experienced and caring team of mental health professionals who can provide proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. WITH APPROPRIATE TREATMENT, … Read more