Mental disorders are common in the United States, with one in five adults having a mental disorder in any given year. This is equivalent to 43.8 million people. Mental health disorders often start in adolescence, with half of all disorders beginning by age 14.
The greatest challenge in coping with a mental illness is finding the right kind of treatment and support to meet your needs. Entering and accessing mental health services for the first time can be overwhelming. Identifying the right treatment is often a trial and error process.
This outstanding July 2017 New York Times article clearly outlines the specific process patients should take to find the right therapist.
This October 2017 NAMI article outlines the best methods of finding the right mental health professional for you.