Integrated Assessment

Assessment explores a person's use of legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or other harmful substances and the extent to which the substance use has negatively impacted physical and emotional well-being. Assessment results in a diagnosis and recommendation for placement in a program to best meet your needs.  Assessment starts with a 1-2-hour interview and results are generally provided within one week.

 

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Warning Signs that you could be experiencing symptoms

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Things that having good mental health will provide you:

  • Realize your full potential
  • Cope with the stresses of life
  • Work productively
  • Make meaningful contributions to their communities

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with others
  • Staying positive
  • Getting physically active
  • Helping others
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing coping skills
  • Get an assessment and recommendations for care

At Cook Inlet Counseling, we can assess and treat mental health struggles. We offer both individual and group therapy. These options can help you acquire coping skills, understand your mental health condition and offer support to assist you in moving forward with your life in a healthy way.

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Kenai Office
10200 Kenai Spur Highway
PO Box 882
Kenai, Alaska 99611
Office Hours: 8am – 5pm

Homer Office
1230 Ocean Drive Unit 1
Homer, Alaska 99603
Office Hours:  8.30am – 5pm,
CALL US:     (907) 283-3658