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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.
A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.