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Mental Health Services

“Although mental illness remains a serious public health issue, increasingly we know that
people who experience it can be successfully treated and can live full, productive lives. 
Like other medical  conditions, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes,
the key to recovery is identifying the problem and taking active measures to
treat it as soon as possible.”

Pamela S. Hyde, SAMHSA Administrator

What is mental illness?

Sad_lady_being_hugged_web_3_4_2.jpgA mental illness is a medical condition which can disrupt an individual's thinking, mood and ability to relate to others. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are disorders of the brain and considered medical conditions. Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable and most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.

 If you are experiencing difficulties,
you are not alone and
Lake Shore Behavioral Health can help.

One in four adults - approximately 60 million Americans- experience a
mental health disorder in a given year.  One in 17 lives with a serious mental illness such
as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder and about one in 10 children lives with
a serious mental or emotional disorder. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Lake Shore Mental Health Services

For more than 40 years, Lake Shore has been providing outpatient mental health counseling and rehabilitation services to people experiencing a variety of mental disorders. We strive to provide the best, evidence-based therapy available to adolescents, adults and families. 

Mental Health Services:

Mental Health Outpatient Clinics
Adolescent Counseling
Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)



Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

The Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Thomas Insel supports research that will help us understand, treat and even prevent mental disorders


Successful & Schizophrenic

New York Times story about living with Schizophrenia http://nyti.ms/17V1wv3

I had a black dog, his name was depression