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Mental, emotional and behavioral health issues can take many forms. Nearly everyone is touched by one of these issues at some point in their lives. To offer help and hope, we’ve gathered information and resources on some common health topics.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. People diagnosed with ADHD may be hyperactive, unable to control their impulses, and have trouble paying attention.

Alcohol Use

Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of "alcohol use disorder". In 2015, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) had Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). However severe the problem may seem, most people with an alcohol use disorder can benefit from treatment.


Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. However, anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias can interfere in a person's ability to lead a normal life.


Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.


Cocaine (powder form) and crack cocaine (crystal form) can be taken orally, snorted, or injected, depending on its form. Street names include coke, crack, flake, rocks, snow, Charlie, and sniff.


Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. More than a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are characterized by a persistent pattern of dysfunctional eating and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape.  The most common forms include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.


Dealing with grief and loss is something most people have to do sometime in their lives. Grief is a natural response and people often go through stages of grief as they try to make sense of a loss.


Think marijuana doesn't have negative effects? Kids who frequently use marijuana are almost four times more likely to act violently; five times more likly to steal; and are three times more likely to be addicted to heroin.

Mental Health

Mental, behavioral and emotional health issues aren't rare. They're everywhere. And throughout northeast Indiana, people are suffering. These struggles don't always look the way you'd expect. It's time to look beyond the labels.


People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors (extreme routines or things they have to do), or both, such as repetitive locking of doors or arranging of items.


Opioid dependence – in the form of prescription pain medications, methadone, opium and heroin – is a growing problem that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It's time to stop the epidemic.


A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no real danger.


Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder resulting in some people hearing voices others do not hear. They may believe other people are reading and/or controlling their minds, or plotting to harm them.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations, and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. It may seem like there's no way to solve your problems and that suicide is the only way to end the pain. But, there IS hope...

Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are created using man-made chemicals. Because the chemicals used constantly change, users have no way of knowing the contents. A dangerous scenario.


Smoking. Vaping. Juuling. Hookahs. E-Cigarettes. Cigars. Smokeless Tobacco. Chew. Think it's harmless?  Think it's only hurting you? Get the facts.


Traditional health care settings have focused on “What’s wrong with you?” rather than “What happened to you?” There are many kinds of trauma including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, accident or illness, and so much more. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was first brought to the public attention in relation to war veterans, but PTSD can result from a variety of traumatic incidents affecting more than veterans. Trauma may not look the way you’d expect.

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