We are often quick to seek help for a physical ailment. The pain from a broken bone in your foot or ear infection in your child is obvious, and we can’t hide the limits they place on our daily lives. We know that getting help from a doctor or specialist will get us back to normal.
Behavioral and emotional problems can be just as difficult to live with. They can disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood and ability to relate to others and affect one in five adults and adolescents ages 13 to 18. But it’s difficult to know if emotional difficulty is temporary or lasting, when the pain can harm your or a loved one, or the best way to cope.
Finding a psychiatrist can be the first step toward feeling better.
Psychiatrists at Mercy can help you find the answers. We offer confidential evaluations for anyone who has a concern about psychiatric health, behavioral health or addiction problem, including:
Our mental health team provides education, counseling and treatment for adults, seniors, adolescents and children. We offer services with compassion, dignity and respect to help you or your loved one overcome the challenges and restore a healthy emotional balance.
The best way to determine fit with a psychiatrist is to schedule an appointment and come prepared to ask questions. When meeting with a psychiatrist for the first time, here are a few questions to ask:
In the end, the best psychiatrist for you is one you are comfortable with and one that meets your expectations for your own mental health.