"The staff is wonderful and very caring, they have great doctors, and everyone did a great job helping me. I wouldn't change a thing."
A client of Jennings Senior Care Hospital, a psychiatric specialty hospital
What is Mental Illness?
A mental illness is a biologically based brain disorder that affects a person's thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and ability to cope with the normal demands of life. One in every five families is affected by mental illness (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill 2008). Mental illness affects everyone. It does not discriminate based on age, sex, social status, or income. However, with early detection, the symptoms of the illness can be managed and recovery time is improved. Between 70 and 90 percent of people who receive treatment experience a decrease in symptoms and improved quality of life (NAMI 2008). Compass offers a variety of services to meet the needs of our clients. Our programs are individualized and combine psychotherapy with medication management to achieve the best results possible for our clients. To contact a facility in your area, please click here.
Below is a list of psychiatric disorders. Click on the disorder to access a list of symptoms commonly associated with these illnesses.
Treatment is available for these disorders. Please contact your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or a Compass clinician for more information on treatment options. To contact the facility nearest you, please click here.
For more information on mental illness and psychiatric disorders, please visit the following websites: