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Are there any free mental health facilities?

Are there any free mental health facilities?

Yes: Community mental health clinics operate in many counties as part of the public health system. Look up "county government services" in your phone book, or search online. Generally cmhcs accept medicare and/or medicaid for payment, but will offer free services without these. For more severe situations, many public general hospitals offer psychiatric hospitalization for the uninsured. ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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How are people treated in mental health facilities?

How are people treated in mental health facilities?

Depends on facility: Obviously there are a wide range of facilities and conditions. They may use medication group and individual counselling. ...Read more

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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any mental health facilities in california?

Mental health facili: Plenty of government run mental health clinics for severely mentally sick people. The government mental health hospitals in all counties. Search the web. http://ochealthinfo.com/behavioral-home [for orange county] http://www.Sfdph.Org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalhlth/cbhs/default.Asp [for san francisco] .... ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

VA state psych laws: States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment. A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any mental health facilities like the titicut folllies still in operation?

Does anyone know of any mental health facilities like the titicut folllies still in operation?

Go East: Very east. Sadly I have been told that romania has very bad conditions. As to the newer east block countries or afghanistan, i believe humane treatment is a low priority. ...Read more

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What are the best mental health facilities in america?

What are the best mental health facilities in america?

To many to answer: I am not sure you are asking about inpatient or outpatient facilities. Inpatient facilities would need to be broken down into into specialties, such as ocd, anorexia, drug rehab, etc. On an outpatient basis, try to find out if your therapist is board certified and trained in provision of empirically supported treatment. ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

I hope not: Haunted health care facilities would pose a major problems for patients and chickens like me. I know these facilities often make for great horror movies, especially all the dark corridors. There's a lot of effort now to make hospitals more patient friendly, better lit with a warmer atmosphere. ...Read more

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Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

That would depend: On the illness and the compliance of the patient. So if a person has had one episode of major depression 5 years ago with no subsequent illness, why wouldn't they be able to work with other people who have similar porblems? ...Read more

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How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

Dementia - stubborn: Hopefully, such individuals are still treated with dignity and respect. Once people can no longer positively contribute to their own well being, medications and the creation of a supportive environment become important. ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals biased?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals biased?

Second opinion: Although im not entirely sure what you mean by biased, i would answer that they generally are not. However, mental health and diagnosis can be very complex and some clinics may be more biased toward one diagnosis vs another. It is always good to seek a second opinion if you arent sure or disagree with one clinics opinion. If several clinics say the same thing then you are on the right track. ...Read more

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Are there any mental health facilities for elderly with dementia only?

Are there any mental health facilities for elderly with dementia only?

Dementia only: Is not a mental health problem, but a physical one. Having said that, many dementia patients also have mental health issues such as depression, hallucinations and behavioral problems. I know of no dementia only mental health units, but there are many geriatric units which are quite capable of helping patients with dementia. ...Read more

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How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities costs increasing in the us?

Health facility cost: The cost of personnel has not gone up that much. Facility costs have risen as has the cost of home ownership and many older facilities need ongoing maintenance and improvements. Drug costs have increased as new and more potent and useful medications are created. ...Read more

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How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities increasing in the us and uk?

How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities increasing in the us and uk?

Not increasing: I don't know about uk, but in the us there has been an overall decrease in mental hospitals over the past 30 years. There is also a sparsity of outpatient mental health facilities all over the us. Unfortunately, there is an under supply of psychiatrists and other mental health providers. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the laws about forced admission to mental health facilities?

Does anyone know the laws about forced admission to mental health facilities?

Laws vary w/states: States have different laws regarding involuntary admissions to psychiatric hospitals but in general if someone is a danger to themselves or others then an involuntary hospitalization can be pursued. ...Read more

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Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check: Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees. ...Read more

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What is it like to live as adolescent in a mental health facility?

What is it like to live as adolescent in a mental health facility?

Highs and Lows: An adolescent living in a mental health facility usually experiences a wide variety of emotions. Often they are placed in a facility against their will and can experience anger, frustration, and even fear. They may feel abandoned by their family and friends. They may struggle forming new relationships. Gradually as they learn to fit in they will join the program instead of fighting against it. ...Read more

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What is it like to work in mental health facility?

See below: It's challenging as you're dealing with people in distress. It is also rewarding because people do get better. Working in a mental health facility requires flexibility, but also the ability to follow structure and ability to look at your own reactions to a client and monitor these reactions. Are there any specific aspects that interest you? ...Read more

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Health Facilities (Definition)

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