If you or someone you love is suffering from a mental health issue, you are not alone. Every year, about one in five adults in the U.S., or 43.8 million people, experience a mental illness. As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and this is certainly the case when it comes to learning about mental illness. Perhaps your daughter, son, parent, husband, wife or a close friend is exhibiting unusual behavior, but you have no idea if this warrants seeking professional help.

At Lucida, we believe it is important to learn about the different aspects of mental health disorders for multiple reasons, but the most important one is that knowledge could save somebody’s life. Although treatment is just a phone call away, we understand that getting to this step typically requires gathering accurate mental health information. While the Internet has some good information, it is fraught with  inaccuracies, so we have compiled trustworthy mental health resources which we hope you will use.

Among our wide array of mental health articles is one that will help you recognize potential signs that you or someone you know needs mental health treatment. After you learn the basics, feel free to delve into our in-depth articles on topics ranging from PTSD in women to the inherent gender differences in men and women with bipolar disorder. We encourage you to bookmark this page because our library is always evolving. Above all, if any of the signs and symptoms you read about ring true, please do not hesitate to contact us. Professional, compassionate help is just a phone call away!