What is Mental Health?

Mental health is how we think, feel and act. It is how we handle stress, how we adapt to situations, and how we relate to other people. To have mental health is to be free of a mental illness or a mental health disorder.

Mental illness is a medical illness – it does not discriminate. Approximately one in every five adults experiences a mental illness or disorder every year; this could include major depression, bipolar disorders, phobias, OCD, schizophrenia, or others. Just like any physical disease, a mental illness can interfere with a person’s thinking, feelings, daily functioning, social skills, job responsibilities, and physical health.

Early identification and intervention result in better outcomes; treatment works, but only if a person can get it, and if they actively participate in a treatment plan. To find help for yourself or someone you know, it is important to talk about mental illness. 

Every year, during the first full-week of October, the nation recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). During MIAW, talk with friends and neighbors about mental illness and recovery. It is an opportunity to learn facts and end myths to help break the stigma – and silence – that has often surrounded the topic. By changing attitudes, we can change lives.

If you are concerned about your mental health, or the mental health of someone you know contact Consumer Services, Inc., (866) 975-2995 to learn about a mental health screening. Through our programs, and individualized treatment plans, we will help you get started on the path to discovering you.

Below is a list of behavioral health services CSI offers to consumers who need help: 

Case Management Psychiatric Services
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Personal Care Services
Counseling and Psychotherapy Support Coordinator
Crisis Residential  

Attention: If you are experiencing a crisis or want to hurt yourself, or someone else, please call 9-1-1 immediately.