The Importance of Mental Health
By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
November 03, 2020
Category: Health
Tags: Mental Health  

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet too often, emotional and mental health needs are overlooked. Whether you're feeling sad or stressed, or are having trouble achieving an acceptable work/life balance, your Rome, NY, health, and wellness practitioners at Natural Health Center offer compassionate care for your issues.

Why good mental health is vital

It's hard to live your best life if you're struggling with a mental health issue. The issues can affect your relationships, your job, and your self-esteem. In some cases, mental health issues may also play a role in illnesses and diseases. Constant stress can increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Stress may also lead to depression and anxiety.

Do you have one of these mental health issues?

All of these issues can affect the quality of your life:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger management problems
  • Grief
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Marriage or relationship problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Sometimes, you may not have a name for what you're feeling but might realize that something just isn't right. If you frequently feel hopeless, sad, exhausted, angry, apathetic, confused, or overwhelmed, you may be depressed or have another mental health issue.

Although medications are sometimes used to treat mental health issues, drugs are certainly not the only solution. Natural health solutions and talk therapy can also help you improve your mental health.

Therapy is an excellent solution whether you're having trouble relating to your spouse or partner, facing problems at work, or feel consumed by anxiety. During therapy sessions in Rome, you'll discuss your difficulties, your feelings, your lifestyle, and your physical and mental health histories.

Your doctor or therapist will create a therapy plan designed to address your specific issues. Depending on your diagnosis, your plan might include individual or group therapy sessions. In some cases, family or marriage counseling may also be recommended.

Are you struggling with your mental health? Call the Rome, NY office of Dr. Camille Dillard at (888) 338-WELL (9355) to schedule an appointment.

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