Finding mental health help can be an arduous task, but one website wants to lessen that difficulty, Thero wants to make that easier by providing a single spot for people to find providers in their area. While there are other ways for finding mental health help, Thero does not have advertisements or membership fees. It's supported by a network of mental health professionals that identify other respected providers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates are rising across the country. In 2016, approximately 45,000 Americans over age 10 committed suicide. The cause of suicide is rarely a single factor.
According to USA Today, Thero's website users can search by location, specialty, plus, it's free to use. They can also search for crisis lines and nonprofit organizations. One place where the organization stands out is its focus on crisis situations such as mass shootings. After the shootings in Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., Thero was available to help users find free help from area providers.
However, there are plenty of people that need mental health help and have not been affected by a crisis like a mass shooting. According to Mental Health America, signs that an adult might need help include confused thinking, feelings of extreme highs and lows, excessive worry, and social withdrawal.
There are also other places to check for mental health providers. One can find help from places such as their family doctor, clergy, a company's employee assistance program, and a local health department or community mental health center.
The types of mental health professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, and drug and alcohol abuse counselors. who utilize a variety of approaches. One of the more common approaches is cognitive behavioral therapy that involves working to develop healthful beliefs and actions.
For more information on this and related topics, visit the Mental Health section of our blog.
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