Mental Health Services
Obtaining mental health services is a personal and private decision. It can also be very challenging – and especially challenging for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
There are many reasons to seek mental health services. Mental health care is provided by mental health services and qualified professionals. Each professional has specific skills For example, a psychiatrist is specially trained to administer medication to people who need it. Professionals work directly with people and can provide counseling and therapy. Mental health professionals are licensed by the state where they work. All professionals have codes of ethics that require certain behavior, for example, confidentiality.
Direct communication with a mental health care professional in your language and in a mode of communication that is accessible to you is almost always preferred. However, the mental health care provider may need to provide the services of a qualified interpreter or have other accommodations to communicate effectively with you. The use of appropriate accommodations is essential for accurate and sensitive communication between you and the mental health professional.
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