mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

Mental Illness aka Mental Health Disorder

A mental illness, or mental health disorder, is a diagnosable disturbance of the normal physical or mental health of the mind or body resulting in poor health.

It can be caused by factors like genetics, brain chemistry, or trauma. These disorders can be called “mental illnesses”, “mental health disorders” or “mental health conditions”.

Most of us at one time in our lifetime will develop a mental illness. The good news is, we’ve discovered that most mental health conditions are easily treatable, even if it feels like there isn’t much hope when you’re in the thick of it. With therapy, are effective modalities and strategies that can be used and taught to help you navigate your day-to-day challenges and cherish the moments that you don’t want to miss. 

At Claibourne Counseling, we offer caring treatment for individuals seeking validation and support!