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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the goal of mental health facilities for their patients?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Barnhart
50 years experience
Keep 'em functioning: Mental health clinics, public or private, offer counseling and medication when appropriate. Some mental health problems are 'curable'; others are 'manageable'. In either case, the goal of the clinic is to keep patients functioning and achieving their realistic goals. Oh yes, and a good mental health professional has a goal of getting a patient healthy enough to not have to come back.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there any free mental health facilities?

3 doctor answers19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Gunn
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: I know we have them in california and i expect most states have them. I recommend you call the state run insurance for your state to ask them (e.g. Medical in california). You should also check with any local universities that have a graduate psychology program since they usually have free or low cost clinics for where the doctoral students see clients. I hope that helps!
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Last updated Mar 18, 2018
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