Chronic Mental Illness

January 31, 2010

Some persons have serious mental illness that is present on an ongoing basis, in which the realistic goal is to manage rather than cure the illness. For example, persons with the illness of schizophrenia, a disorder that leaves the person with disorganized thinking and difficulty keeping a focus on reality, may have to receive treatment services throughout their lifetime.

The person with chronic mental illness deals with loss resulting from the illness, as do family and friends. Sometimes families come to a psychologist to learn how to support their family member, to develop healthy ways to manage their frustrations, voice fears, and identify positive goals for working as a family through stressful times.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.