May is Mental Health Month

Raising Awareness and Dispelling Myths Can Enhance Well Being

Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed sometimes. But with a mental illness, these feelings do not go away and are severe enough to interfere with your daily life. It can make it hard to meet and keep friends, hold a job or enjoy your life.

Mental illnesses are common - they affect about one in five families in the U.S. It is not your fault if you have one. These disorders - depression, phobias, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and many others - are real diseases that you cannot will or wish away. Fortunately, they are often treatable. Medicines and therapy can improve the life of most people with mental illnesses. 

24-Hour Hotline

Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.

Mental Health Facts

  • Money and work are two of the top sources of stress for almost 75 percent of Americans. 
  • Sixty percent of employee absences are due to psychological problems.  
  • Only cancer and stroke keep more Americans from work than do mental disorders.
  • In any month, 8 million Americans suffer depression 
  • During a lifetime, one out of five persons will be depressed.
  • One-third of the homeless suffer from a severe emotional disorder.

Prevalence Rates

Disorder   Percent  Quad City Area
 Schizophrenia  1.0%  4,000
 Manic Depression  0.6%  2,400
 Major Depression  3.5%  14,000
 Panic Disorder  0.9%  3,600
 Phobias  8.8%  35,200
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  1.6%  6,400
 Attention Deficit Disorder  3 to 5%  12,000 to 20,000

Genesis Can Help

Genesis Psychology Associates

Location and Phone Number
4455 E. 56th Street, Davenport, Iowa.  563-355-2577.

Genesis Psychology Associates is staffed by professionals in the fields of clinical and counseling psychology; neuropsychology; psychiatry; social work; marriage, family, and mental health counseling; and nursing.

Conditions Treated

We provide a wide array of psychotherapy and counseling services for persons with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Head injury
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Health related issues 
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress management
  • Marriage issues
  • Family issues
  • Anger management
  • Issues related to aging
  • attention deficit disorder
  • Full List of Conditions Treated

Ages Treated 

Genesis Psychology Services serves individuals, couples, and families ranging in age from 4 to 95. 

Emergency Help

If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away:

  • Call your doctor's office.
    • Genesis Psychology Associates has 24 hour emergency coverage.
    • Call 563-383-1768 to reach our paging service and request to speak to your therapist of the on-call therapist.
  • Call 911 for emergency services.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room: Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park or to the nearest emergency room of any hospital. 
  • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.

Mental Health Awareness

With our Mental Health Awareness Tool learn more about the thoughts associated with six common mental health disorders:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Meditation Room

Many people use meditation to help reduce stress and tension, but studies suggest meditation may help ease symptoms of physical and mental conditions. Even just a few minutes a day can help.

Sources: www.nlm.nih.gov.

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