Mental Health

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Evolving to Meet the Needs of Our Community

Mental health programs need to be as unique as the people they serve. North Central Health Care’s mental health services evolve to meet the changing needs of our community, and they are offered in a variety of formats designed to best meet the needs of adolescents and adults. Services are available to residents in the counties of Marathon, Langlade, and Lincoln.

Our services include:

  • Mental health support in community, home, and workplace settings
  • Individual, couples, family, and group counseling options
  • Supportive living environments that help individuals lead independent lives
  • Crisis and inpatient services for those with more pressing mental health needs

What You Should Know About Mental Illness

The importance of mental health has become more prominent in recent years. We are now realizing that a surprisingly high number of people in the United States have an undiagnosed mental health disorder. Feelings of anxiety, depression, excessive stress, and anger take their toll mentally and physically, and stand in your way of living a happy, well-rounded life.

There are many different types of mental illness, each with different symptoms. The following are some general symptoms that could be indicators of a mental illness:

  • Loss of interest in most things
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, and social events
  • Frequent feelings of fear or nervousness
  • Abnormal appetite (eating too much or too little)
  • Problems with memory
  • Increased sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells, or touch
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty thinking or speaking
  • Thoughts of suicide

Most mental illnesses are not a serious disorder and can often be treated on an outpatient basis. It is important to speak with a mental health specialist if you often feel depressed or anxious. These are real disorders that should be treated by a professional like any other disease.