Mental health impacts how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including biological factors such as brain chemistry or a family history of mental health problems or  life experiences including trauma or abuse. Mental health problems are common, and may be temporary or permanent. Help is available, and many people recover from their mental health issues.

menatl healthThe US Department of Health and Human Services lists the following feelings and behaviors as early warning signs of a mental health problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Help is as close as a phone call away. Please call 561-HEALTHY (561-432-5849) today to schedule an appointment with one of our outstanding providers who can help get you on the path to mental health.