Mental health is an incredibly important part of our holistic wellbeing, yet many of us neglect this aspect of healing because we can’t physically see it. The way we think, feel and behave all provide incredibly telling signs as to the state of our mental health, which is defined by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as, “…Our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. 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.”
When we’ve struggled with a mental health condition, such as depression or bipolar disorder, for an extended period of time, it’s hard to determine what’s “normal” anymore. We become used to the anxiety, the feelings of hopelessness, the compulsive thoughts, the manic episodes or other symptoms that’ve developed because that’s become part of our daily experiences. Many people find it difficult to recover from mental illness because they’ve become “comfortable” with the symptoms they’ve experienced, even if they’ve caused much distress.
A 2016 study published in the journal Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research found that there are several components of recovery that help people find greater happiness and wellbeing in their lives:
- Personalized treatment – receiving treatment that is tailored to an individual’s unique needs sets them up for greater success in recovery
- Empowerment – having the tools one needs to improve their current state of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing opens up doors for greater confidence in one’s life
- Purpose – while mental health is improving, a person is able to take more time building a life of meaning for themselves
- Hope – rather than being weighed down by symptoms of mental illness, recovery strengthens a person’s hope for better living
If you’re ready to work towards recovery, speak with a professional from Alta Loma today.
If you’re ready to begin taking great strides towards your health and wellbeing, speak with a professional from Alta Loma today. Mental illness should be taken seriously and, if not treated early on, more severe conditions can arise. The best way to promote happiness and health is to seek help – and to begin using effective interventions for treating the problematic symptoms a person is experiencing. Don’t wait any longer to seek the help you need. Please call Alta Loma today – and you’ll be surrounded by a healthcare team who truly cares about your recovery. 866-457-3843.