Mental disorders are health conditions involving changes in thinking, mood, or behavior (or a combination of these). While we all experience these types of changes each day, what follows these conditions are varying levels of impairment in functioning. Oftentimes, acute impairment can be triggered by distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities. It’s these levels of impairment that are evaluated by a professional to determine an appropriate level of care. A mental health evaluation will consider multiple aspects of a person’s life including medical, mental health history, substance use history, and tools to help assess cognitive levels of functioning (Washington Recovery Help Line, 01/22).
Ramsey County Mental Health & Crisis: Ramsey County’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics provide comprehensive behavioral health services, both directly and through contracts with private agencies. People with insurance, public health care, such as medical assistance, or without insurance can find help.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.
Find a Therapist: Psychology Today is the world’s largest mental health and behavioral science destination online.
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