Mental Health Specialist - Springfield, VA

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues - suffer in silence no more. Give us a call and we will work together.

MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental illness can be thought of as a health condition that changes an individual’s thinking, feeling, or behavior and causes distress or difficulty in functioning.

Mental illness is exceedingly common. We are currently in a mental health crisis in the U.S.

  • Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults live with mental illness.
  • Few families in the U.S. are untouched by mental illness. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans are seeking treatment for themselves or a loved one.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals aged 15 – 29.

Seeking help for mental illness is not as common as the prevalence of mental illnesses, primarily due to the lack of proper treatment access.

  • Nearly 75% of Americans do not believe mental health services are available for everyone, and approximately 50% believe options are limited.
  • Significant barriers to treatment exist: high cost, lack of insurance coverage, limited options, long waits, social stigma
  • Many do not have access to the help they need - wide disparities exist based on a variety of personal and socioeconomic factors.

Signs that you may benefit from treatment:

  • Noticeable personality change
  • Inability to cope with problems or daily activities
  • Unusual / grandiose ideas    
  • Excessive anxieties
  • Prolonged depression or apathy
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Suicidal or self-destructive thoughts 
  • Extreme mood swings – high or low
  • Abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Excessive anger, hostility, violent behavior 

MENTAL WELLNESS

Mental health is not simply the absence of illness, but more broadly a state of well-being. Mental health is a persistent state to aim for, in which individuals:

  • Develop their abilities
  • Face the stress of daily life
  • Perform productive and fruitful work
  • Contribute to the betterment of their community

Accordingly, it’s important to not only treat mental health issues, but also to promote mental well-being. This is one of our core focuses at Kemet.

Explore our Service Offering to learn more about our programs or schedule an appointment! We look forward to connecting further with you.