Mental Health Counseling
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 45 million adults struggle with mental health issues.
Below are some of the most common mental illnesses, all of which you can get help with at A Purposeful Path.
Mood Disorders: These disorders involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness. The most common mood disorders are Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder I and II.
Personality Disorders: People with mental health issues related to personality disorders have extreme and inflexible personality traits that are distressing to the person and/or cause problems in work, school, or social relationships. In addition, the person’s patterns of thinking and behavior significantly differ from the expectations of society. They are so rigid that they can interfere with the person’s normal functioning. Examples include Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Eating Disorders: Eating disorders are mental health issues that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are the most common eating disorders.
Anxiety Disorders: People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as with physical signs of anxiety or nervousness, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. Anxiety disorders include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and specific phobias. Learn more about anxiety.
If you or anyone in your family is experiencing any of the symptoms of a mental health disorder, please contact us, we would be happy to talk with you.