MENTAL HEALTH CARE DRIVING YOU CRAZY?
It should be easy: ask for help, get help.
Far too many people ask and don’t get the help they need. Instead, they get vague advice. Treatments that don’t work. Conflicting opinions. Silence, or worse.
You’ve got questions, but few answers.
How should you move forward?
Diet? Talk therapy? Herbs? Pills? Help!
If your mental health care has stalled, you need easy-to-follow, real-world solutions. Let this honest and engaging guide help you navigate the gaps in your mental health care and find answers that are uniquely right for you.
Break the cycle. Stop feeling powerless. Discover:
- how your physical health, diet, exercise, talk therapy, medications, cannabis, and natural health products all affect your mental health;
- strategies to overcome expensive treatments, shortages of family physicians and mental health specialists, long waiting lists, and rushed appointments;
- critical but widespread mistakes that waste your time and keep you from finding the most effective treatments; and
- practical tools to cut through uncertainty, make smart choices, fill the gaps your healthcare providers can't, and keep your care on track.
By the end of Your Mental Health Repair Manual, you’ll have a deeper understanding of your mental well-being, all your treatment options, and how to choose between them. You’ll have a working treatment plan, avoiding needless delays. You’ll confidently know how to get from where you are today to where you want to be.
|Publisher:||Late Afternoon Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Mark Roseman is a software developer, entrepreneur, writer, and mental health advocate. He previously worked and published extensively on topics related to user experience and technology to support collaboration between groups of people, and founded two software startup companies. More recently, he has been supporting Pauline with her psychiatry practice.
Table of Contents
Part I. A Primer on Mental Illness
What is Mental Illness?
Diagnosing Mental Illness
The Mental Health System
Part II. Navigating Your Care
Taking a More Active Role
Family and Friends
Working with your Family Doctor
Describing your Symptoms
Working the Waiting List
Mental Health Interviews
Paging Dr. Google
Your Living Treatment Plan
Using Your Plan
Part III. Treatments
So Many Choices!
Just Enough Neuroscience
Vitamins and Supplements
Finding a Therapist
The Role of Medications
Medication Side Effects
Evolving your Medication Regime