Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Screening
The CAGE-AID questionnaire is a simple test that checks for signs of alcohol dependence. It can be a useful tool that only requires a minute or two of time.
Mental Health Screening Tools
Self-care matters, especially for your mental health. If you’re feeling down, overwhelmed, or hopeless, it’s important to understand if you are dealing with anxiety and what to do about it.
Behavioral Health Conditions
Our behavioral health section provides a number of services and programs to help those in need.
Bipolar Disorder is a manic disorder in which there are abnormal shifts in thoughts, energy, concentration, mood, and activities. Read more about the three types of bipolar disorders below.
Types of Bipolar Disorders
Bipolar I Disorder
- This is defined by episodes of manic symptoms that last at least 7 days, depending on severity hospital care may be needed. These manic episodes that be followed by depressive episodes that can last at least 2 weeks. A combination of manic symptoms and depressive symptoms are possible as well.
Bipolar II Disorder
- This is defined as a pattern of depressive episodes and hypo manic episodes, but not consistent with the symptoms of the manic episodes of Bipolar I Disorder.
- This is defined as patterns of hypo manic symptoms as well as periods of depressive symptoms that can last for at least 2 years.
Signs of manic episode:
- Feel they are uncommonly strong, skillful, and important
- Can multitask very easily
- Experience fast and racing thoughts
- Talk very quickly about many different subjects
- Lack of need for sleep
- Loss of appetite
- Feel “wired”
- Feel elated
- Can be irritable
- Participate in dangerous behaviors such as drinking or eating unreasonably, careless sex, and giving away things
Signs of depressive episode:
- Feel valueless and hopeless
- Think about death or suicide
- Have no urge to participate in activities, incapable of experiencing pleasure, and lack of sex drive
- Unable to focus or make decisions
- Speak slowly and feel like they have no opinions
- Experience increase in appetite leading to weight gain
- Feel restless uneasy
- Feel very sad
- Feel “down”
Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder can lead happy, healthy, and active lives. Bipolar Disorder can be diagnosed by a mental health care provides who look at an individual’s experiences, history, and family history.
Let's Talk Stigma
Many people suffer from a mental health diagnosis in silence because of the discrimination thta goes along with it. Let's Talk Stigma is starting a conversation to end the stigma surrounding mental illness