Unfortunately, people dealing with mental health issues deal with a negative social stigma that getting help is a bad thing. However, mental health treatment helps thousands of people every year obtain lasting healing and symptom relief, leading to a life of mental wellbeing. And, outpatient mental health treatment allows people to get help without uprooting their entire lives, giving them the privacy of getting help without everyone having to know. Getting help is never anything to be ashamed of – especially if it helps people live a life that’s more manageable and enjoyable. But, even when a person is willing to get help despite the negative stigma that may be associated with it, how do they know when it’s time to get help through treatment?
It’s normal to have stress during daily life. Everyone does. But, when a person is having an overwhelmingly difficult time dealing with the stress or anxiety during their daily life, especially if high levels of stress or anxiety aren’t brought on by a specific cause, this could be a sign of a mental disorder. And, that treatment can help provide relief in order to be able to overcome and manage levels of stress or anxiety.
Surely, everyone feels sad sometimes. But, high levels and unmanageable feelings of sadness, unhappiness, grief, or apathy for things once enjoyed can mean that something more than just traditional negative feelings brought on by normal life circumstances is going on. Unwanted and unprovoked negative feelings that you can’t seem to get away from can sometimes pinpoint mood disorders like bipolar disorders or depressive disorders. So, if you feel that you’ve been experiencing these types of emotions for a while and can’t seem to shake them, this may mean that you can benefit from treatment approaches at outpatient mental health facilities.
Another sign that outpatient mental health treatment may be a great tool for someone is the experience of uncontrollable mood swings. Do you find yourself being unable to control your anger and are often irritable? This can be a sign that you’ve developed a mood disorder or it can be a symptom of another type of mental health issue. Regardless, mental health treatment can help individuals identify the causes of their mood swings. And, determine the best types of treatments and therapies available in order to manage these bouts of irritability.
Have you found that your eating behaviors and thoughts about eating have changed over the years? Being obsessed with counting calories, going on diet fads, restricting eating, excessively exercising, binging, purging, and the use of laxatives are all behaviors that can characterize eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental health issues that can lead to physical illness and a decline in overall health. It’s imperative for people struggling with these issues to get the help they need to learn how to manage thoughts and behaviors associated with eating through treatment.
Are you seeing the signs of mental health issues in your life? This means that mental health treatment can probably help. Yellowbrick makes a number of treatment services available for people living with a variety of mental health issues on an outpatient basis. And, we even offer residential options for people who need a place to stay while integrating what they’re learning through treatment at our facility called The Residence. Find out more about our treatment services, who we help, and how we can help you today on our website.
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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.