Resources for Adults

How to know when to seek help from a psychologist:
  • You feel an overwhelming and prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness, and your problems do not seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends. 
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge 
  • You are finding it difficult to complete your day to day activities 
  • Your behavior is harmful to yourself or to others, like drinking or using drugs

 

Who can a psychologist help?

  • Psychologists have the unique ability to evaluate and treat a range of conditions and problems. They can assist people experiencing acute or chronic mental illness, like depression or anxiety, and those coping with chronic illness, like cancer.
  • As licensed professionals, psychologists can help individuals learn new ways to cope with unexpected stressful events and also change unhealthy habits.
  • Psychologists can also collaborate with other health care professionals to help treat physical illness — psychological treatments can help decrease blood pressure, improve blood sugar control, manage chronic or acute pain, improve sleep, or maintain a complex medication regimen.
  • Psychologists are also trained to assess, diagnose, treat and support individuals with dementia and lighten the burden on their families.
  • Sometimes outside help from a trained, licensed professional in order to work through these problems. Through evaluation and therapy, psychologists can help people of all ages live healthier, more productive lives.
How can psychologists help?

In addition to psychological testing (link to tab), psychologists can provide a range of evidenced based treatments. Psychologists will work with the individuals to identify their goals and tailor treatment. Types of therapy include cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, interpersonal, humanistic, psychodynamic, or a combination. Therapy can be for one individual, a couple, or family.

State Resources National Resources Crisis Hotlines
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
  • Text line: Text 'TALK' OR 'HOME' to 741741
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 
  • Text line: 'TalkWithUs' to 66746
  • MI DHHHS Warmline Peer Support 24/7: 1-888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753)