Getting Mental Health Care at Orlando Health
If you or someone you love is struggling with mental illness, know that you’re not alone. Mental illnesses, including addiction are common but very treatable. Orlando Health Behavioral Healthcare is an excellent resource to find comprehensive services to anyone suffering from mental and addictive disorders.
It is important to note that of all the illnesses in the world, depression is the number one cause of disability. Sadly, less than 25 percent of depressed people actually get the treatment that they need, even though about 10 percent of the United States population suffers from mental illness. Common symptoms of depression include poor concentration, feelings of sadness/hopelessness/helplessness, a lack of desires/interests/motivation, under- or overeating, and suicidal tendencies.
Some observers misjudge mental illness as laziness. Such misunderstandings contribute to stigmatization and treatment not being sought. Ultimately, nearly 1 million deaths by suicide occur worldwide every year. Awareness is a critical component of getting people to the help they need Treatments may include medications and/or psychotherapy, but small lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and sleep may also provide large benefits to patients.
A licensed mental health professional can best determine specific needs and develop a plan for personal success. If you or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues, please reach out to someone. Understand how common and treatable mental illness is.
Orlando Health has mental health specialists at the following locations:
- Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
- Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center
- South Seminole Hospital
- Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
- Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
- Orlando Regional Medical Center
To make an appointment, call (407) 262-2220 or schedule online.