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Mental Health and the New Year

February 28, 2017 - - 0 Comments

Mental HealthMany people like to start a new year off with a resolution about how they plan on improving their lives. Usually, it has something to do with health such as working out more, eating healthier, and losing weight. However not enough people view their mental health in the same light that they view their physical well-being. The positive thing about each passing year is that more things that were once often swept under the rug, slowly start being brought into the light of discussion which allows more education and progress. This can also be said about mental health. There once was a time where mental health wasn’t something that was commonly discussed among family, friends, and peers. Through social advancement, it is no longer taboo to discuss mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Aside from it being easier to have a conversation about mental health, it should also be an easier time for those suffering from mental illness to reach out for help. Sadly this ease of asking for help still hasn’t happened yet. Even with the increase in social awareness, those suffering from mental illness still might feel a sense of shame or embarrassment, which might incline them from admitting that they need help. However, if suspect that yourself or someone you know is suffering from a mental illness, you should be aware that help isn’t far away.

Mental health treatment centers offer an abundance of programs and services intended to help an individual better understand whatever conditions that they are suffering from; while also providing skills and tools to help them with their condition in order to live happier and more productive lives. The goal for mental health professionals at mental health treatment centers are to help patients by providing relief from their illness, helping plan mental health treatments, recognizing potentially harmful behaviors, and upgrading both social as well as work readiness skills.

Unlike physical illness, symptoms related to mental illness are not self-revealing, such as vomiting or fever. Mental illnesses usually present themselves in the form of changes to one’s behavior. Some changes to spot for if you think someone is suffering from mental illness include:

  • Avoiding social gatherings and events
  • Drastic changes in sleeping patterns
  • Expressing thoughts or displaying actions that might lead to harming themselves or others
  • Feelings of helplessness

If you or someone you know expresses these symptoms, you should reach out to a healthcare professional who could recommend mental health treatment centers that would be able to provide the necessary care. The staff at these centers will be by your side by providing you with as needed professional care, motivating physical wellness, personalizing your own mental health wellness plan, and helping you cope with your diagnosis.  

With proper treatment, many people with mental illness are able to live happy and productive lives while coping with their disease. However, those who do not seek help not only run a risk of harming themselves but also risk inflicting harm to family members are friends. The sooner someone who is suffering from a mental disorder seeks the help that they need, the faster that they can realize that their disorder will not dictate the rest of their life. If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of mental health treatment facilities please have that conversation and don’t let it just get swept under the rug. Silence is never the answer, especially when help is just a conversation away.

His House Rehab offers industry leading Mental Health Treatment Programs . We were founded in 1994 and we base our Drug and Alcohol Treatment programs on five key principles: commitment, honesty, integrity, respect, and service. These five principles guide us in all that we do and all the care we provide. Contact us today to see how we can help you or your loved one at (888) 681-4594.

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