Learn More about Behavioral Health

At Hunt Regional Healthcare, we offer a comprehensive range of outpatient behavioral health services to help senior individuals address mental health concerns and achieve optimal wellness. Our team is committed to providing compassionate, confidential, and effective care to help our patients and their families achieve the best possible outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, there isn’t one particular reason an individual develops a mental illness – it’s usually a combination of factors, which may include:

  •     Inherited traits or genes
  •     Psychological or emotional problems brought on by major life changes and/or events
  •     Exposure to environmental stressors before birth

Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in America experience mental illness each year, and 1 in 5 children ages 13–18 have, or will develop a serious mental illness.

There are many different types of mental illness, but some of the most common types are depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders and eating disorders.

Some common signs and symptoms of mental illness include:

  •     Depression
  •     Anxiety
  •     Suicidal thoughts or actions
  •     Homicidal thoughts
  •     Anger or irritability
  •     Posing a threat to others
  •     Loneliness, isolation or withdrawal
  •     Feelings of helplessness or despair
  •     Inability to cope with grief or loss
  •     Aggressive behavior
  •     Tearfulness or crying spells
  •     Confusion
  •     Loss of appetite
  •     Difficulty sleeping
  •     It is also important to keep in mind that these indicators may vary depending on the illness, age of the affected individual, and/or other environmental conditions.

If you think you or a loved one is living with a mental illness, you should contact your primary care physician as soon as possible for an official diagnosis.

While there’s no way to prevent mental illness completely, seeking treatment early on can help you manage and/or recover from a disorder. Being able to recognize the warning signs of mental illness is the first step in the recovery process.

Related Locations

  • Hunt Regional Outpatient Behavioral Health
    Hunt Regional Outpatient Behavioral Health

    2904 Sterling Hart Dr., Commerce, TX 75428 | 903.886.2238