Many Mental Illness Treatment Options are Available to Help

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While many mental illnesses don’t have a cure, they all have multiple treatment options. Learn about your mental illness treatment options on HealthyPlace.

Many Mental Illness Treatment Options are Available to Help

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, it’s important to know that you’re not doomed to suffer intense mental illness symptoms indefinitely. While many mental illnesses don’t have a cure, they all have multiple treatment options.

Treatment for mental illness varies. A treatment that works great for one person might not work at all for another. However, there are treatments for everyone. Some common approaches include:

  • Medication. Mental illnesses involve the biological brain. Like illnesses affecting other organs, psychiatric medication can help.
  • Therapy. Mental illness also has a psychological aspect made up of our experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Working with a therapist can help you sort things out and move forward.
  • Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Treatment approaches like acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy and other oil uses, supplements, and more have been found to be effective for some.
  • Other methods. There are other valid and effective treatments for mental illness. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), vagus nerve stimulation, and other medical procedures reduce symptoms.  

It’s important to work closely with your doctor and mental health professionals to determine what is safest and most effective for you. It can take patience to find what works best for you, but mental illness treatment is available. You can take charge of your mental health and regain control of your life.

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Today's Question: What mental health treatment has helped you the most? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

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If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2020, January 28). Many Mental Illness Treatment Options are Available to Help, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 22 from

Last Updated: February 4, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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