What is Mental Health – A Brief Summary

Did you know that 1 in 5 American adults suffer from a mental health condition? Your mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how you act, feel, think, and helps determine how you handle decision making, stress, and how you relate to others.

A whole mind versus a mind with pieces out of place illustrates mental health

If you experience mental health problems in your lifetime, your behavior, mood, and thinking could be affected. There are many causes of mental health problems, such as biological factors (genes or brain chemistry), life experiences (trauma or abuse), and environmental intrusions (financial hardships, troubling family life, etc.)

Listed below are a signs and symptoms that a person may experience if they are suffering from a mental health condition:

  • Problems concentrating, remembering facts and the ability to think clearly
  • Changes in diet – loss of appetite or overeating
  • Unable to complete school or work tasks
  • Feeling overly worried, sad, empty, hopeless, or worthless
  • Irritable and restless
  • Loss of interest on activities that are usually enjoyable
  • Withdrawing from people (others)
  • Hearing and or seeing things
  • Changes in energy levels / loss of sleep

If you are currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, you must seek immediate assistance:

  • Thoughts or plans of killing or hurting oneself or another person
  • Hearing voices or seeing things that no one else can hear or see
  • Unexplained changes in thinking, speech, or writing
  • Being overly suspicious or fearful
  • Serious drop in school or work performance
  • Sudden personality changes that are bizarre or out of character

If you or someone you love is struggling from one of the symptoms listed in the above examples, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Florida Counseling Centers specializes in getting people the personalized mental health care that they need to live a happier or healthier life. If what you are experiencing requires immediate attention, call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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