It's National Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, and mood. This in turn may affect their ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis. Mental illnesses can affect a person of any age, race, religion or income. Each year one in four adults struggles with a treatable mental health condition, but early treatment is more effective and helps to prevent serious reoccurrences as is true with many illnesses.
The best treatments for mental illnesses today are highly effective; between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments and supports.
Not Sure What Help You Need?
If you are unsure of what type of doctor you need, or if you need a referral, call HAP's Coordinated Behavioral Health Management (CBHM) department. CBHM is the division of HAP that assists members in accessing mental health and substance abuse services. Call CBHM and ask to speak to a Managed Care Specialist. Our specialists are licensed psychologists or social workers and can evaluate your needs and recommend options for your care. If you have questions or would like assistance, call (800) 444-5755 or (313) 664-8300.
Below are some links to various organizations focusing on mental illness: