You Are Not Alone.

1 out of 5 people face a mental health issue each year.

Factors that contribute to mental health issues include:

  1. Biological Factors (genes)
  2. Family History
  3. Unexpected Experiences (trauma, abuse, death, life transition)
  4. Environment

Mental health is effected by how we think, feel and act.  With these 3 concepts, working with a professional can help you understand and gauge how you will:

Make choices                Handle stress               Relate to others

Experiencing one or more of the following  can be a red flag signaling a problem approaching:

  • Having too much or too little energy
  • Major shifts in mood
  • Pulling away from people and activities
  • Unexplained pain
  • Feeling hopeless or helpless
  • Yelling or fighting
  • Feeling numb
  • Eating or sleeping too little or too much
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or someone else
  • Forgetful
  • On-edge, scared
  • Hearing voices that aren’t there
  • Seeing images that aren’t there
  • Drinking, using drugs more than usual

Benefits of having positive mental health:

  • Live a meaningful and productive life
  • Manage stress
  • Become resilient with life’s difficulties
  • Help others achieve their potential

A few ways to build and maintain healthy mental skills on your own:

  • Exercise
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Healthy sleeping habits
  • Volunteering
  • Developing personal skills
  • Learning new skills
  • Seeking a professional

It is common to face a mental health jam from time to time.  Many of us were never taught skills in overcoming mental health dilemmas – it’s not really a class they offer in school!

You can learn how to tackle these foes and become even stronger than you were before.