Definitions for "Mental health services"
Health services specially designed for the care and treatment of people with mental illness, eg, home-based support, residential care, outpatient community services, case management, psychiatric emergency services, hospital inpatient services, rehabilitation services and other intensive outreach services to the care of individuals with severe mental illness. In New Zealand specialist mental health services aim to meet the needs of the 3 percent of the population with the most severe needs.
Variety of services provided to people of all ages, including counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and support groups. Issues addressed include depression, grief, anxiety, stress, as well as severe mental illnesses.
Usually therapy, counseling or medical care provided by a psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, or marriage, family and child counselor. Mental health services can include diagnosis or treatment of mental or emotional disorders, or the mental or emotional problems that can arise when you or a member of your family is ill.