This important blog post is for all those that may feel alone or that need to find somewhere to go and get help and/or support. We all may know someone that is going through difficult times dealing with mental health issues or you, yourself may be battling issues with your own mental health, I pray that the information below will be of help and service to get you, a loved one or anyone back on track. Sometimes it may be hard to help those in need of help due to lack of education, support, and services but it’s our job to do our very best to pass on information so that it can be an option for others.
A mental health issue is an illness that affects the way people think, feel, behave or interact with others. In some cases, this illness can cause violence, self-harm, bad decisions, etc.
Some of the main mental health illnesses or disorders are…
- Mood Disorder, (such as depression or bipolar disorder)
- Anxiety Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Psychotic Disorder, (such as Schizophrenia)
- Eating Disorders
- Trauma-Related Disorder (such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- PTSD)
- Substance Abuse Disorder
Psychological factors contribute to Mental Health…
- Serve psychological trauma suffered as a child, (such as emotional, physical, or sexual abuse).
- An important early loss (such as the loss of a parent)
- Poor ability to relate to others
Below is a list of numbers and websites to help anyone out there that needs to get medical help, support, and guidance, or any other reason to help tackle mental health issues. Whether the issue is big or small, everyone needs support and help in dealing with the health of their mental state and making sure it’s good.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE – 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
CRISIS TEXT LINE -TEXT CONNECT TO 741741
VETERANS CRISIS LINE – 1-800-273-8255 (PRESS 1)