Behavioral Health / Overview
Tens of millions of Americans are affected by mental health issues, or mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as many as one in four adults (more than 57 million people) suffer from some form of mental illness each year.
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can impact a person's ability to function or cope. They can affect your mood, thinking, and behavior. They range from mild to severe disorders, and can begin at almost any age. They affect individuals of all ages, races, and genders.
There are many different types of mental health issues. Some of the most common are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, thought disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common diagnoses in children and adolescents, although it can also affect adults.
Currently, much more is known about mental illness and how to treat it. Many evidence-based treatments are available and can make a significant difference in people's lives. Research indicates that a combination of psychotherapy and medication is the most efficacious approach to treatment. Mental health professionals work with children, adults, and families to diagnose and treat disorders.
At May Institute, we have been providing effective, state-of-the-art services to children, adolescents, and adults for more than 40 years. We invite you to learn more.