HEALTHY LIVING: FINDING HELP AND SUPPORT TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

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. 

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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
  • Neglect

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)

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE

NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT

CRISIS TEXT LINE

AMERICA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

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