In order to enjoy a balanced, healthy life, it is important to prioritize mental health. Psychology and mental health are connected, but a person’s emotional and social life need to be considered as well.
While job loss and relationship breakups can lead to difficulties, many mental health issues are connected to more than one event. Negative life events can make someone more susceptible, but there are genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental elements to consider, too. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that in the U.S. one in five will experience mental health issues each year.
If you are having difficulties, connect with a personal support coach. Confidential help is available. With phone appointments, you can seek support from the comfort of your own home.
Symptoms of Issues and How to Move Forward
Whether you are concerned about your own life issues or are worried about someone you care about, there are warning signs when a person is experiencing mental health issues. Any combination of the following could be indicators of issues that need to be addressed.
- Not interested in activities or people that once brought joy
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- Low energy levels
- Physical aches and pains not connected to physical issues
- Frequently turning to alcohol or drugs for relief
- Fighting with family and close friends
- Trouble keeping up with daily commitments
When there are signs and symptoms of mental health issues, seek help. You do not have to suffer. With the right support, recovery is possible.
Experts with experience in psychology and mental health can help you boost your positive wellness and reach your full potential. Then, you can enjoy life’s joys and be able to manage stresses in a healthy way. Instead of dreading work and family commitments, you can face them with a productive and satisfying mindset.
Reaching Out to Discuss Psychology and Mental Health Concerns
Everyone is different and mental health concerns can impact an individual’s life in a variety of ways. A good guideline is to recognize shifts in your close relationships and overall happiness. If you don’t feel emotionally well, reaching out for support is an action of self care.
Many begin by discussing their concerns with friends and family, individuals they trust who can provide emotional support and advice. But there are times when issues are too personal or you simply need more support than friends can provide. A professional with a patient ear is able to access their expertise in psychology and mental health to find a path to inspire changes to your overall well being.
Psychology and mental health services can carry stigmas, and sometimes people do not seek help because they are worried they will be judged by society. Choosing self care can be empowering and life changing. To discuss your issues, consider confidential phone coaching.
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