The mission of The Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc. is to promote mental health in Westchester, New York through advocacy, community education and direct services.
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A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s brain. It causes difficulties in thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others.
To help you understand specific adult mental health problems (or diagnoses) we have prepared summaries that include links to other sources of information for:
Anxiety Disorders Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depression) Clinical Depression Eating Disorders Personality Disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Schizophrenia
Each summary includes easy-to-read answers to these important questions:
For help in finding a professional skilled in treating mental health problems, contact our Information and Referral Service at (914) 345-0700 ext. 7303 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or consult our guide to finding the right therapist.
Read our page on suicide to learn the warning signs, who is at risk, how you can help and for other information.
For information about mental health problems (diagnoses) for younger persons, please see our section on diagnoses for children and adolescents.
Additional information about mental health/diagnoses can be found at the web site of The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) http://www.samhsa.gov.
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