Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Illness
Q. What does it mean to have a mental illness?
A. Mental illnesses are health conditions that disrupt a person’s thoughts, emotions, relationships, and daily functioning. They are associated with distress and diminished capacity to engage in the ordinary activities of daily life.It is important to know that mental illnesses are medical conditions that have nothing to do with a person’s character, intelligence, or willpower.
Q. Who does mental health affect?
A. Mental illness does not discriminate; it can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, income, social status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or background.
Q. How do I find what services are for me?
A. You and / or your child will participate in a comprehensive evaluation which will determine the best services for your family. At H.O.P.E Behavioral health, we believe that the family is an integral part of the treatment planning process!!
Q. Is my mental health care confidential?
A. HBH complies with state and federal rules and regulations regarding patient confidentiality, which will be, discussed once treatment starts.