Mental Health

Mental Health Issues 
Lyme Disease


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline






ATTENTION

Some people who die by suicide 
Do not show any warning signs

Untreated depression is the 
Number one cause for suicide





Support In The Lyme Community- Since Lyme disease support group leaders are volunteers working to assist only as they can and are able (not on call 24/7), and none are formally trained to handle or treat mild to severe depression or psychiatric issues, professional avenues of support should be explored first. 

It doesn’t matter if the person at risk has Lyme disease or any other condition when it comes to needing help for depression, anxiety or any mental illnesses.  You don't need to seek out Lyme literate professionals in this case.  The most important steps to take are to enlist the help of a trained psychiatrist or psychologist ASAP, and have the person in need treated until stable.  The other medical conditions can be addressed later. 

If the person requiring assistance has a Lyme treating health care professional you can call their office for a referral. They all should have a list of who they refer their patients to for psychiatric intervention and treatment, and they should be notified of the situation.




Brain infections can cause a person to experience a variety of mild to severe signs and symptoms.  Lyme and tick borne disease infections are no exception.  The articles below were written by trained individuals in the field of mental health and Lyme disease.  The authors have graciously shared their clinical findings and vast experiences to assist those experiencing mental health issues.  For their continuing efforts we are very grateful.


Please click on the links below for more information. 
 
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