Behavioral health is a relatively new term in the healthcare field. If you’ve just come across the term or been told you need behavioral health services, you may not know what it means.
Even in the best economies, it can be difficult to get a job. For many people, finding work has become especially hard in the midst of a global pandemic and economic shutdowns. However, there will always be work for caregivers. Learn more about how to find one.
Use this brief quiz to help determine whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment from a mental health professional. While we can’t diagnose mental illness without talking to you, we can give you an idea of whether you should seek out a mental health provider for more information.
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, there were plenty of reasons why someone might seek a virtual option for behavioral healthcare. Many people do not live near a provider or are unable to leave their homes for reasons unrelated to the pandemic. Thankfully, there are now ways for patients to get much of the care they need without going to a provider’s office. Telemedicine has created abundant new options for behavioral and mental healthcare.
It’s hard to stay calm when you are going through a time of fear and uncertainty. As of this writing, coronavirus is taking an enormous toll on our mental as well as physical health. Between health concerns, economic distress, and increased social isolation, many of us are under more stress than ever.
Community Living Services help adults with a wide variety of abilities live semi-independently in apartments or houses. These programs often help older adults, people with developmental disabilities, major behavioral challenges, mental illness, dual diagnoses, or traumatic brain injury.
Caregiving has never been more challenging than during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to your own fears about the virus, you may be worried about a semi-dependent loved one contracting a severe coronavirus infection.
Coronavirus doesn’t mean career education has to stop. While in-person classes may not be an option during the Governor-mandated shutdown, you are still free to pursue online caregiver training courses that will get you closer to your goals.
Caregiving can be a deeply rewarding career. If you are looking for an in-demand job that doesn’t require extensive education and you want to make a visible difference in people’s lives, you should seriously consider becoming a home care aide (HCA-C)!
If negative behaviors are beginning to disrupt your own or a family member’s daily activities, it’s time to seek behavioral health services. Watch out for these warning signs so you can seek care when you need it.