The education and tasks of people working in mental health care differ from each other. There are many professional titles and roles, which may sometimes confuse the client. This section briefly describes the professional titles and tasks.
Concern over the suicidal thoughts of a loved one
Suicidal talks are often upsetting and it may be difficult to take an open attitude towards them; even listening to them can be distressing.
A harmful addiction can develop for any activity or substance that causes feelings of pleasure (eating, drugs, games...).
Children and crisis
Children may not express grief and shock the same way as adults, therefore making it difficult for parents or other people close to the child to understand how the child experiences the crisis.
Juhani has a 27-year-old son called Tommi, they both live in Jyväskylä. Tommi has seemed gloomy and depressed for a long time.
Harri works in a big company as an official. He works a lot throughout the year. In addition to his actual area of responsibility, Harri has lately undertaken a few extra projects. The projects require much travelling and sometimes Harri has no time to rest between the trips.
Story of a depressed person
Tuomas has felt very tired for a couple of years already. Doing the dishes is difficult, cooking is pure agony and often, just getting out of bed in the morning is difficult.
Medication in the treatment of mental disorders
One of the treatment methods for mental disorders is medication. For some disorders, medication is extremely important, and one of the possible treatment alternatives for others.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a phobic anxiety disorder. Its primary symptoms include obsessive thoughts and actions the person has no choice but to compulsively obey. Obsessive-compulsive disorder means that the symptoms constantly repeat themselves, causing significant anxiety or suffering.