Mental Health Services


Mental Health Services One of five Minnesotans is affected by some
form of mental illness. Studies show that people who are deaf, deafblind,
or hard of hearing are more likely to struggle with depression
and anxiety than their hearing peers. Unfortunately, it is hard to find mental health
providers who communicate in A S L and understand Deaf culture and the unique issues faced by people who
are Deaf, Deafblind or hard of hearing. D H H S D Mental Health Services provides
mental health services to Minnesota residents who are age 18 or older and are deaf, deafblind
or hard of hearing. All members of the D H H S D Mental Health
Services team are fluent in A S L and have experience providing mental health
services to people with hearing loss. We also may refer you to local providers in
your community. Parents and family members of children who
are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing will be connected with a provider. We can also help you plan ways to maintain
your mental health in the future. If you experience any of these warning signs,
please contact the Mental Health and Referrals team as soon as possible. 1. Feeling anxious or worried; 2. Feeling unhappy or depressed; 3. Emotional outbursts; 4. Sleeping problems; 5. Changes in weight or appetite; 6. Substance abuse; 7. Changes in behavior or feelings; Also, sudden or late-onset hearing loss is
a significant life change. Most people in this situation benefit from
mental health support. Go to the Mental Health and Referrals section
of this website to learn more or to contact a member of the Mental Health team. If you are a mental health professional looking
for professional development training, information and resources, check out the Resources section or go to the Mental Health and Referrals section
to contact a member of the Mental Health team.

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