Understanding Mental Health


Mental Health

Currently, there are approximately 450 million people who have a mental Health illness. One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Because of stigma discrimination, nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help. This is disheartening, especially when we know that some mental illnesses can be prevented, and most mental and behavioral conditions can be treated.

Mental health is critical to your well being and has a direct effect on your daily functions. It will affect your ability to relate to others, your thinking, your feelings, your mood, and your behavior. Mental health is vital at every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood, and affects every decision you make. Untreated mental illness, especially depression, increases the risk of many physical health problems, particularly long-term conditions such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Similarly, the presence of chronic conditions can increase the risk of mental illness.

Causes of mental Health illness

  • Trauma, abuse, sexual assault, or violence.
  • Physical chronic illness, such as cancer or diabetes.
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Genes
  • Being lonely or isolated

Symptoms of Mental Health Illness

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Uncontrollable mood swings
  • Feeling angry and irritated
  • Having delusions or hallucinations, being disconnected from reality
  • Substance abuse
  • Unexplainable aches and pains such as stomach ache and headache
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Lack of insight or anosognosia
  • Change in sex drive
  • Unable to relate to others
  • Inability to carry out daily chores
  • Lack of motivation

If you have any of these feelings or thoughts, your first step is to seek help . Proper diagnosis by a licensed psychotherapist can identify your specific treatment objectives that can help your daily living activities.

The most common mental disorders are:
  • Clinical depression; persistent lousy mood and no interest in daily activities lack of initiative or determination
  • Anxiety disorder; strong feelings of worry or fear
  • Bipolar disorder; significant mood swings
  • Dementia; memory impairment
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; impulsiveness, hyperactivity and attention difficulty
  • Schizophrenia; abnormal interpretation of reality
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder; excessive attention to details, orderliness, and perfectionism
  • Autism; a developmental disorder of variable severity that impairs the ability to communicate, socialize, and interact.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder; persistent emotional stress because of injury, shock, or witnessing a terrifying event.
Psychotherapy at Mind Institute

Our psychotherapists at Mind Institute are experts in Mental Health. We have the experience and the tools to carry out the necessary diagnosis and treatment. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment for any mental illness, even when particular therapies are usually most effective, such as Cognitive Behaivor Therapy (CBT). Our treatment program is tailored to include your diagnoses, background, physical health, and preferences. We will ensure that the assessment and treatment plans address all your mental health issues. Mind Institute offers collaborative care. Our Psychologists will consult with our holistic practitioners to ensure the best quality of care. Our integrated, holistic approach and care system ensures the quality of care you receive is focused on providing a robust differential diagnosis and lasting cultivating recovery.

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