Mental Health

In the US, 1 in 5 adults experience mental health problems. However, many Americans still have limited access to mental healthcare. In fact, 56% of American adults who suffer from mental illness don’t get treatment, while 76% of youth have no or limited access to it.

 

Hurtt Family Health Clinic strives to change these statistics for the better. Our Orange County mental healthservices are offered in all of our medical facilities in Anaheim, Tustin, and Santa Ana. These clinics serve as a tool to bridge the gap between quality mental health care and individuals who need it the most.

 

At Hurtt Family Health Clinic, we understand that every story is unique and factors differ from one patient to another. That’s why we only deliver individualized approaches to assess and define a treatment plan that is right for you.

 

Our mental health therapists and healthcare professionals are highly experienced in providing a nurturing and relational context guidance and assistance. We also have licensed clinical social workers should you need individual or family counseling.

 

Understanding mental health

According to World Health Organization, mental health is defined as a person’s state of physical, mental, and social well-being in which he or she realizes his or her own potential in coping with the normal stresses of life. It determines how you handle problems, make choices, and socialize with others, from childhood to adulthood.

 

From time to time, mental health problems may develop and it could affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. Most of these conditions are often caused by psychological, biological, and environmental factors. There are also mental illnesses that are caused by the nerve cell circuits’ abnormal functioning.

 

Here are some types of mental health problems:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorder

 

Signs and symptoms for mental health problems may vary depending on the patient’s condition.

 

Here are some symptoms to look for:

  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling sad and hopeless
  • Having unexplained pains
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs too much
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, upset, worried, angry, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Feeling helpless
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Severe mood swings
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories
  • Delusional or paranoia
  • Detachment from reality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Inability to perform daily tasks

 

How to get help

A lot of people who experience mental health problems recover completely. So if you or someone you know is in crisis, please seek help right away. Rest assured that our staff members will provide cost-efficient Orange County mental health services, while protecting your privacy. You can call us at (714) 247-0300 or visit any of our medical clinics in Tustin, Santa Ana, and Anaheim.