Group therapy

Also known as: Therapy, group, Group counseling
Health problems, such as cancer or heart disease, and mental health problems, such as substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have an emotional side. And the same is true for certain life events, such as being a parent or caring for someone who has a chronic illness. When your life changes, you may need a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to. You may need a ride to the doctor or a night out. You need support.

Support takes many forms. You can find support in seminars and groups led by professionals, in groups of others who have the same problem, and in your relationships with family and friends.

Our mental well-being is directly connected with our overall physical health. Experiences like stress or trauma can leave us anxious, overwhelmed and hopeless. Untreated, these feelings can lead to major psychological and physical illnesses or to behaviors that can become addictive and destructive. Providence Behavioral Health Services approaches mental health and substance abuse treatment through a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the whole person -- physical, spiritual, psychological and social.

Recommended Resource

Online Depression Screening Tool

Live Your Life Well depression screener from Mental Health America