Emotional Health

People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems in perspective.

It's important to remember that people who have good emotional health sometimes have emotional problems or mental illness. Mental illness often has a physical cause, such as a chemical imbalance in the brain. Stress and problems with family, work or school can sometimes trigger mental illness or make it worse. However, people who are emotionally healthy have learned ways to cope with stress and problems. They know when they need to seek help from their doctor or a counselor.

"Mood Disorders" are the most common groupings of psychiatric disorders. The primary symptom is that of changed affect or mood. These mood disorders may be bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression), in which the person swings between extreme high and low moods, or depression in which the person has persistent low moods. The medical cause is attributed to chemical imbalances or structural defects that disrupt normal brain processing. The most common affective disorder is depression.

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Adult Mental Health

Adults suffer from a wide variety of conditions that require specialized treatment, to improve their quality of life.

Our Adult Programs

Teen Mental Health

Teens require specialized treatment. Every teen who enters one of our programs is treated as a unique individual with separate needs and problems.

Our Teen Programs

Support Groups & Events

Thursday, Jul 21, 2022, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Webinar/On Site: Mental Health First Aid

Under national guidelines, only individuals over the age of 18 can attend this training

In this FREE educational seminar, learn [...]

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Webinar: Introduction to Understanding Schizophrenia

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Tuesday, Aug 02, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Webinar: An Introduction to Anxiety Disorders

In this FREE webinar, join Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living's Family Resource Center to gain helpful information about various [...]