Mental health and mental illness can include changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior. Mental illness can negatively impact a person’s overall wellbeing and daily life. Some of the common treatments for mental illness are emotional support and counseling or therapy. There are a number of public and non-profit agencies as well as private practices that specialize in providing mental health services and counseling.

Counseling services are typically provided by licensed or certified professionals.

Fees vary and may be covered by private pay, Medicare, Medi-Cal, or private insurance.

For more information on mental health, view our factsheet here