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Health Tip: Mental health

Mental health conditions can interfere with a person’s thought processes, emotions, temperament and behavior, and tend to reduce a person’s ability to cope with typical life responsibilities. Mental health issues may develop as a reaction to a traumatic event, life event transitions, physical health conditions, and prominent levels of stress. Knowing the signs of mental illness is important to getting people the help they need.

Signs may include:

  • Difficulty coping with problems and/or daily activities
  • Loss of interest in activities that he or she once enjoyed
  • Extreme worry, hopelessness, or lethargy
  • Recent changes in behavior and/or attitude

In order to maintain good health and build resilience, each of us needs to take time to focus on our own mental well-being. This might include connecting with others, doing physical activity, eating healthy, or trying a new hobby. Don’t hesitate to share concerns with a health professional or mental health specialist.

Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services provides a wide-ranging spectrum of behavioral health services and treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Visit AdventistBehavioralHealth.com for more information.