Persons with mental health disorders need medical and psychological attention. In seeking mental health services, the primary care provider or general physician will make the referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist for the initial psychological evaluation. Once the person enters the care treatment, there are other specialists involved to partake in the treatment plan. They are collectively called mental health professionals. This article will identify the members of the mental health team and discuss their specific roles to the overall management and care of the person seeking mental health treatment.
History tells us horrific stories on how the public treated persons with mental illness. Even until now in the modern times, where research, psychiatry, and healthcare information technology are making things possible to spread awareness and help those inflicted with varied mental illness, denial and stigmatization are still the greatest obstacles to make initiatives happen.