Prevention and Awareness
Is mental health in your picture of well-being? True wellness, at any age, considers your whole person, including your mind, body, surroundings, and relationships.
Pay attention to these common symptoms that involve both your emotional and physical health:
- Sleep disturbances
- Over- or under-eating
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Focus and memory issues
- Digestive Issues
- Persistent fatigue
Your physical health changes over time and so does your mental health. Consider these mental health challenges common to various life stages:
- Childhood and adolescence issues like mood disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders.
- Adulthood challenges like depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, and, as adults age, dementia and bereavement issues.
Consider your mental health options. Being mindful of your environment, your life changes, and what your body is telling you about your mental and emotional health is key. So is finding support for your, and your family’s, mental wellness. Know that this support is available in ways that suit your current needs, and can change as your needs change. Consider:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication intervention
- Community mental health resources
- Inpatient crisis intervention
- Support groups
Feel better on all fronts with the right combination of providers and services.