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There are a variety of treatment options for mental illness.

There are many types of  treatments available for people with mental health issues. This can include counseling, medications, and often various forms of therapy. Treatments will be different based on a person’s needs. It is important to talk to a healthcare professional to decide what treatment to pursue.

Some key therapies include:

Psychotherapy. This form of therapy is also called “talk therapy” and involves meeting with a mental health professional to talk about and identify any difficult emotions, thoughts, or behaviors. This can happen one-one-one or in group therapy sessions.

One type of psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on helping a person identify ways of thinking that may be inaccurate and harmful. Through CBT, a therapist helps a person find ways to question these thoughts, understand how they affect emotions, behavior, and decisions, and then make changes.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another type of psychotherapy that helps people to heal from traumatic experiences. EMDR is a multi-phase treatment where eye movements are used to help process painful memories or events.

Read more about these treatments on the National Institute of Health or EMDR Institute websites.