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How to Tell if You or a Loved One Needs Help From a Mental Health Professional

Mental health is an important aspect of your overall well-being. It includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Poor mental health can lead to mental and physical health problems as well as decreased productivity at work or school. It can also lead to social isolation and substance abuse.

It’s sometimes difficult to tell whether you or a loved one needs help from a mental health professional. The signs can be subtle and easy to dismiss.

In this post, we will discuss some of the common signs that indicate you or someone you know might need help. If any of these symptoms are causing distress in your life, it is important to seek professional assistance as soon as possible.

Signs That You or a Loved One Might Need Help

There are many signs that you or a loved one might need help from a mental health professional. Some common signs include:

  • Feeling hopeless or helpless
  • Feeling anxious or stressed all the time
  • Having difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Experiencing changes in appetite or sleep patterns
  • Withdrawing from friends and activities that were once enjoyable
  • Engaging in risky behaviors, such as substance abuse

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek professional help.

Mental health professionals can help you to understand and cope with your symptoms. They can also provide you with tools and resources to manage your mental health.

Don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

There are many resources available to you.

You can contact your primary care physician, mental health hotline, or mental health association. These organizations can help you to find the resources and support you need.

Benefits of Getting Help From a Mental Health Professional

Deciding to get help can be hard for people. Some feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help, but they shouldn’t. Seeking help isn’t a sign of weakness. The benefits can be enormous for those who seek it.

The benefits to getting help, include:

  • Improving your overall mental well-being
  • Learning how to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Developing healthy coping mechanisms
  • Managing difficult emotions in a healthy way
  • Improving your relationships
  • Increasing your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Mental health professionals can provide you with the support and resources you need to manage your mental health. They can also help you to understand and cope with your symptoms.

Key Takeaways

  1. Mental health is a vital aspect of our overall well-being.
  2. Signs that you or a loved one might need help from a mental health professional can be subtle and easy to dismiss.
  3. If any of these symptoms are causing distress in your life, it is important to seek professional assistance as soon as possible.
  4. A mental health professional can provide you with the support and resources you need to manage your mental health.
  5. The benefits of getting help from a mental health professional can be enormous. 

Ready to Talk to a Mental Health Professional?

Jonas Hill Hospital and Clinic provides numerous resources to the community including both inpatient and outpatient care options. 

Outpatient services at Jonas Hill include:

  • Assessments for behavioral health and co-occurring alcohol/drug concerns
  • Medication management and consultation
  • Individual therapy and counseling
  • Group therapy and counseling
  • Family therapy and counseling
  • Education regarding behavioral health issues
  • Family Resource Gathering Room for support services and community advocacy

No matter what level of care you need, Jonas Hill is here to help. Contact us today to get started on your road to recovery.

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