New Website Helps People Recognize Mental Disorders In Family Members & Friends While Locating Help

The Mental Health Guide explores a broad spectrum of mental health issues while discussing the role of professional help and the place of health insurance in treatment.
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Aug. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- The new website,, provides the answers many are seeking. When mental illness and disorders strike, they are accompanied by fear and confusion in those who suffer from them and those who are close to them.

The Mental Health Guide provides information for those seeking answers about mental illnesses and disorders. Its wide-ranging content covers mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, childhood disorders and many of the specific disorders found under these headings. It is designed as a resource for parents, spouses, adult children, friends and others who are concerned about the symptoms they are seeing in those they are close to, or perhaps in themselves.

Sheryl Schnedecker is an activist for community mental health organizations. She reviewed the Mental Health Guide website and was impressed. “The more information people have about these issues, the quicker mental health problems can be addressed in individuals and families. Knowledge is power and this website is full of the right stuff,” said Schnedecker.

Repeated professional studies indicate that the incidence of mental health disorders is increasing at a time when budget-strapped states and communities are cutting funding for mental health programs. This means that health insurance is now more important than ever for those who need treatment. The Mental Health Guide discusses the types of mental health coverage found in today’s health insurance policies.

Ronald Gauthier found while searching information about anxiety and stress.  Gauthier said, “The info I found on the site led me to talk to my wife about here persistent anxiety. I found out the level of coverage I have from our health insurance and looked into treatment options that are covered. It’s the first ray of hope she’s had in 3 years.”

Annie Mayes wrote, “My mom is in her 70’s and hasn’t been herself for about a year. I thought maybe it was just normal aging. This website made me think it might be depression – in fact, I’m sure it is based on the warning signs I learned about.  I’ve scheduled a visit to her physician and I’m going along to discuss my concerns.”

For more information on the Mental Health Guide, visit
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