Mental health is the foundation for emotions, thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Mental health is also key to relationships, personal and emotional well-being and contributing to community or society. Many people who have a mental illness do not want to talk about it. But mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of! It is a medical condition, just like heart disease or diabetes. And mental health conditions are treatable.
Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. Mental illnesses take many forms – some are mild and only interfere in limited ways with daily life, such as certain phobias (abnormal fears). Other mental health conditions are so severe that a person may need care in a hospital. A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. In most cases, symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications, talk therapy (psychotherapy) and life skills training.
What We Treat
Mental health conditions are more common than most people think. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that an estimated 44.7 million Americans 18 years and older experience a diagnosable mental health condition in a given year. Unfortunately, 60% of them do not receive treatment. Likewise, about 23 million Americans suffer from addiction, yet 88% are not treated.
CenterPointe Hospital wants to change the narrative surrounding mental health. We provide psychiatric treatment in St. Charles, MO, for many common conditions, including long-term psychiatric disorders, addiction, and trauma-related issues. Reach out for help if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Major Depression
- Suicide Ideation
- Self-Harm Urges
- Situational Crisis
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Severe Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Thought Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Impulse Behavioral Disorders
- Substance Abuse
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors.
Signs and symptoms may include:
- Feeling sad or down for a prolonged period of time
- Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
- Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
- Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
- Withdrawal from friends and activities
- Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
- Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Major changes in eating habits
- Sex drive changes
- Excessive anger, hostility or violence
- Suicidal thinking
- Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
- Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
Help for everyone
You don’t have to struggle alone. Up to 90% of people living with mental illness see significant improvement and decreased symptoms with effective treatment. No matter what challenges you face, our team is here to help with inpatient depression and anxiety treatment, dual diagnosis programs, and more.
It is essential to understand that mental illness can affect anyone, and it is not a sign of weak character. More than 49.5% of youth experience a mental health condition at some point during their young lives, and over 15% of seniors report severe depression. Regardless of your age or background, we welcome you to come and find healing in our non-judgmental environment.