Mental Health Awareness

    I am so excited because we’re FINALLY having the conversation about mental health just about everyone’s talking about it from celebrities to your everyday people are speaking out about their struggles and how they’re seeking help but there are still more people who are suffering in silence and I just would like to share what I’ve learned as a mental health professional working in the field for a few years and doing my own research. What I do know to be true is: Everyone will experience anxiety from time to time. The demands and stress of life may even cause experiencing anxiety more frequent. If you’re struggling with overwhelming anxiety and you can relate to some of the questions and answers below, don’t hesitate to seek help. First, know that you’re not alone. About 40 million adults in America have an anxiety disorder. Secondly, anxiety disorders are treatable. In fact, they’re one of the most treatable conditions of all emotional disorders.

 

What are the different types of emotional disorders?

  • anxiety disorders;
  • bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic-depression);
  • conduct disorders;
  • eating disorders;
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and.
  • psychotic disorders.

What are the symptoms of emotional disorders?

  • Feeling sad or down.
  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate.
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt.
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows.
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities.
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping.

What are the 5 major categories of mental disorders?

  • Anxiety disorders.
  • Mood disorders.
  • Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.
  • Dementia.
  • Eating disorders.

What are the most common mental disorders?

Anxiety disorders, next to depression, are among the most common mental health disorders in young people. This can include phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Is stress a mental health problem?

Stress can cause mental health problems, and make existing problems worse. For example, if you often struggle to manage feelings of stress, you might develop a mental health problem like anxiety or depression. Mental health problems can cause stress.

What is the difference between stress and anxiety?

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another. The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation. Anxiety is a reaction to stress.

 

Stay tuned for more Q& A’s I’ll be sure to share a lot more. Although we’re finally having the conversation, it doesn’t mean others aren’t suffering in silence. This is apart of my website that’s very near and dear to my heart so I’ll share here what I know and places I know of personally where you can receive help from people who care.

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