Mental health is a broad term that applies to a wide range of medically diagnosable conditions. While we understand that mental health conditions can be scary and confusing, we take comfort in the fact that they are treatable with the right help. We ensure that each of our clients receives the support, respect, and expert clinical treatment they deserve.
Mental health issues affect millions of Americans every year. According to SAMHSA:
At Heather R. Hayes and associates, we know that mental health conditions can affect a person’s mood, thinking and relationships. Because symptoms can look different for each individual, we approach each of our clients on a case-by-case basis.
We believe that no mental health condition is too small to warrant treatment. The earlier a person seeks treatment, the better the outcomes. However, recovery is possible at any stage of a mental health condition.
Some of the possible symptoms of mental health conditions are:
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms and it affects the quality of your or their life, the kindest thing you can do is reach out for help.
Life comes with many stressors that can potentially take a toll on our mental health. Common contributing factors include:
We will begin the process by assessing your loved one’s struggles as fully as possible in order to build a comprehensive plan for their individualized Trauma-Informed Responsive Intervention™ and sustainable recovery.
Your loved one’s mental health does not have to be a full blown disorder or condition in order to justify our help. Noticing the signs of struggle or deteriorating mental health in its earliest stages can make a difference in terms of outcomes. Only when we are able to recognize the symptoms of suffering can we begin the recovery process.
If you notice symptoms in yourself or a loved one, it is worth contacting us. While it may turn out that there is not a need for professional help at this time, it’s better to know that it is available and not need it than to need it and not know it’s there.
A mental illness is an illness of the brain that affects a person’s cognition, behavior, emotions, energy, functioning and overall well-being. Mental health struggles make it difficult to cope with ordinary events and daily stressors. The following are some of the most common mental health issues that affect people worldwide.
Anxiety disorders are common across all demographics. The following are some of the most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders:
Mood disorders are common and impact a person’s ability to regulate mood and emotion. Depression and Bipolar Disorder are some of the most common mood disorders.
Behavioral disorders refer to the inability to control one’s behavior. Some of the most common behavioral disorders are:
Personality disorders affect a person’s emotional stability. Common personality disorders include:
Psychotic disorders are some of the most severe mental health issues. These include:
There is a high correlation between poor mental health and Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Very often, people use substances to cope with uncomfortable feelings and distress, and we are likely to become reliant on them when we use them to regulate our emotions. The more we use, the more likely we are to develop a dependence in which we need the substance to feel normal. Dependence is a precursor to addiction, and when this happens, professional intervention and treatment are needed.
While substance use may provide temporary relief from stress or serve to regulate our emotions, authentic healing needs to happen on a deep psychological level if a person wants to live a life unimpeded by addiction and poor mental health.
If you or your loved one is struggling with mental health concerns, reach out to us today. When caught in their earliest stages, mental health conditions can be managed and recovery becomes easier.
Mental health issues become an even more significant problem when substances are involved. At Heather R. Hayes & Associates, we specialize in addiction and mental health recovery. Part of this area of expertise entails understanding the strong correlation between mental health and substance abuse which allows us to allocate the right treatment options most suitable for the individual in need. Our expert team and high quality resources are just an email or phone call away, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
We will work together with you to develop a plan of healing for you and your entire family system.
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Heather R. Hayes & Associates, Inc, offers experienced, trained professionals with clinical oversight, providing discreet and compassionate services in any situation.
Heather R. Hayes & Associates, Inc. is committed to providing the highest level of care without compromise, and we are not employed by, nor do we receive any form of payment or compensation from, the providers with whom we consult for placement or referrals.