Help for the Mind...Step Out of the Dark...

From: Helen Dynda (
Sun Mar 4 16:31:24 2001

[] Help for the Mind...Step Out of the Dark


Some 27 million adults and 7.5 million children in the United States have an emotional disorder. Perhaps even more staggering than these numbers is the fact that the majority of sufferers do not seek help even though there's more effective help today than ever before.

Just as the body can break down under the strain of day-to-day living, so can the mind. Unfortunately, many people with emotional problems think that nothing can help or that they can simply "pull themselves up by their bootstraps". Others do not even realize that they're living under a cloud.

While it's normal to occasionally feel discouraged, unhappy, or inadequate, it's not okay to feel sad, anxious or angry for long stretches of time. If you don't seem to be able to spring back from blue moods or if emotional difficulties begin to interfere with work, relationships or other aspects of your life, it's time to reach out for help.

The latest treatments for emotional problems can make a world of difference and the sooner a problem is diagnosed, the sooner recovery can begin.


In This Article:

* Common Mental Disorders

* How Do You Know If You Need Help?

* Does Someone You Know Need Help?

* Does Treatment Work?

* Types of Therapy

* Natural Ways to Beat the Blues

* Simple Ways to Ease Your Mind

* Who Can Help?

* How To Get A Referral

* Choosing A Therapist

* Major Depression

* The Toll of Mental Illness

* For More Information

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