Signs that Treatment Can Help Mental Health in Young Adults

  • Posted at Jul 13, 2023
  • Written by Rebecca
Signs that Treatment Can Help Mental Health in Young Adults

Do you have a young adult in your life who you think may be struggling with mental health issues? Mental health treatment is successful in helping young adults living with mental health issues to manage symptoms of these conditions and improve overall mental well-being. There are some signs that treatment for mental health in young adults can help. Recognizing these signs as a parent or loved one may offer insight as to how you can help your young adult loved one.

Some of the signs that treatment for mental health issues in young adults may help can include:

Low Self Esteem

People who are struggling with mental health issues, including young adults, often also struggle with self-esteem and self-confidence. The effects of mental health issues like mood disorders including anxiety and depression can keep a person from feeling like they are good enough to have healthy relationships, do good in school or work, etc. So, if you feel that your young adult loved one is struggling with self-perception, this may be an identifier that they are also struggling with mental health issues. And, that they may benefit from mental health treatment services like counseling and therapy opportunities.

Symptoms Showcasing as Physical Ailments

Mental health symptoms are typically thought of as affecting a person’s mental health. However, symptoms of mental health issues can also show up as physical ailments. Some examples of physical issues that can result from mental health conditions may include migraines, stomach aches, chest pain, exhaustion, and muscle aches. If your young adult loved one is complaining about physical ailments like these and there are no underlying physical diagnoses that explain them, it may be a sign that they are living with an undiagnosed mental health issue. And, that mental health treatment can help.

Mood Swings and Changes in Behavior

One of the most common signs of mental health issues in young adults is changes in mood and also behaviors. So, if you feel that your young adult loved one is acting differently or experiencing different emotions like anger and irritability seemingly out of the blue, this may be an indication that they may be struggling with a mental health issue. Mood swings and changes of behavior that may indicate a mental health issue in a young person can include:

  • apathy for friends, family, and previously enjoyed hobbies
  • isolating oneself from others
  • excessive crying
  • steering clear of social situations
  • not sleeping enough or sleeping too much
  • not eating or eating too much
  • substance use
  • declining grades in school
  • acting irritable suddenly

Getting Help for Mental Health in Young Adults at Yellowbrick

If you feel that your young adult loved one may be struggling with a mental health issue and they are willing to get help, treatment can be of assistance. Treatment can include in-depth consultations which can help to point to an accurate diagnosis. And, help to develop personalized approaches to care including types of treatment services and how long treatment may take place. Furthermore, treatment may involve a number of counseling approaches, medications, and brain-based approaches to therapy at Yellowbrick.

Find out more about how Yellowbrick helps emerging adults and their families with mental health issues and the conditions we treat on our website.

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