Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It is the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment.
It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
An individual with mental health problems may need to be hospitalized so that they can be closely monitored and accurately diagnosed, have their medications adjusted or stabilized. We take care for your patients.
There are a wide variety of mental illnesses. Below are some of the most common ones:
• ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) / ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
• Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder
• Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
• Personality Disorders: Antisocial Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Some of mental health treatment programs include: Activity therapies Activity therapies also called recreation therapy and occupational therapy, promote healing through active engagement. Making crafts can be a part of occupational therapy. Walks can be a part of recreation therapy.
Biofeedback Biofeedback is a process of gaining control of physical processes and brainwaves. It can be used to decrease anxiety, increase well-being, increase relaxation, and other methods of mind-over-body control.
Expressive therapies Expressive therapies are a form of psychotherapy that involves the arts or art-making. These therapies include music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy and poetry therapy.
Group therapy Group therapy involves any type of therapy that takes place in a setting involving multiple people. It can include psychodynamic groups, activity groups for expressive therapy, support groups (including the twelve-step program), problem-solving and psycho-education groups.
Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is the general term for scientific based treatment of mental health issues based on modern medicine. It includes a number of schools, such as gestalt therapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Meditation The practice of mindfulness meditation has several mental health benefits, such as bringing about reductions in depression, anxiety and stress. Mindfulness meditation may also be effective in treating substance use disorders. Further, mindfulness meditation appears to bring about favorable structural changes in the brain.
Spiritual Counseling Spiritual counselors meet with people in need to offer comfort and support and to help them gain a better understanding of their issues and develop a problem-solving relation with spirituality. These types of counselors deliver care based on spiritual, psychological and theological principles.
What is mental health care?
Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment”.
What is a mental health service?
It refers to a system of care in which the patient’s community, not a specific facility such as a hospital, is the primary provider of care for people with a mental illness. The goal of community mental health services often includes much more than simply providing outpatient psychiatric treatment.
What is the definition of good mental health?
Good mental health is the sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment. When we are mentally healthy we can: form positive relationships, use our abilities to reach our potential.
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