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How do I know if I need help?

How do I know if I need help? Sometimes the signs are subtle and sometimes they are overwhelming. Each person is completely unique in their experience, but some common signs may include some of these classic feelings or issues: Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts or actions, Homicidal thoughts, Anger or irritability, Uncontrollable thoughts, Frustration, Feeling threatened … Read moreHow do I know if I need help?

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What are the most common reasons somebody might seek help?

What are the most common reasons somebody might seek help? There are many different reasons, but some of the most common types are depression, anxiety, difficulties adjusting to a major life change, difficulties sleeping, concerns over your eating, concerns about your identity, or difficulty regulating your mood. Sometimes it’s as simple as just not feeling … Read moreWhat are the most common reasons somebody might seek help?

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How common is mental illness?

How common is mental illness? Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), behavioral health issues have a significant impact on roughly 1 in 5 adults in America.

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What causes mental illness?

What causes mental illness? There is no one cause of behavioral health problems and no one way to treat them. At Meridian Behavioral Health we use a multidimensional approach to understand and help to treat all of your concerns.

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What are behavioral drugs?

What are behavioral drugs? People with an anxiety disorder, OCD or ADHD may benefit from antidepressants, including Paxil, Tofranil, Anafranil, Prozac, Luvox, Celexa, Zoloft and Norpramin. Other medications that may help include Daytrana, Biphetamine, Dexedrine, Adderall XR and Strattera.

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Tammy Bailey, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Tammy Bailey is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Tammy practiced as a RN 17 years before pursuing her Masters of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She has experience in evaluating and providing medication management to children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health … Read moreTammy Bailey, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jay Ingram, LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

A Little About Me… I’ve been practicing as a clinician since I graduated from WKU in 2012. I’m currently working on my doctorate in clinical psychology and hope to be finished within the next year. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in a logistics business for well over a decade as an operations and administrative … Read moreJay Ingram, LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

Valerie Fallon, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist

A Little About Me… I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2012, after completing a Psy.D from Spalding University in 2011. I have been in private group practices since 2016. Prior to that time, I worked in community mental health, managing crisis stabilization units. When You Come to Your Appointment With Me, You Might … Read moreValerie Fallon, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist

Paula Porter, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Paula Porter, LCSW A Little About Me… I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Work from University of Illinois and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.   When You Come to Your Appointment With Me, You Might Experience… … Read morePaula Porter, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker