Mental Health Guide

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Welcome to the Mental Health Guide website, where we strive to help you better understand the various types of mental illnesses, how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental disorders and how to get help if you think you or someone you care about could be suffering.

We all know that staying physically fit and taking care of our bodies is important to living a long and healthy life. But many of us forget about our emotional health, and before we know it, we are in the midst of depression or a more serious mental break down.

More than 50% of the population will suffer from some type of mental illness in their lives, from depression or anxietymood disorders or even personality disorders that can become quite dangerous. Some disorders may seem normal and of little concern but without the proper support and understanding small issues can quickly become major problems. Issues and stresses are everywhere, there are work problems, weight problems, bills, lack of sleep, children, schedules, marriage, drinking issues, drugs and the list is endless.

When speaking of mental health disorders, you most often think of adults, but there are also many common childhood disorders such as ADHD and Tourette Syndrome. You also need to be aware of a child’s reaction to a divorce, moving, changing schools, bullying, drugs, sex and so much more. In addition, teenage girls and young women show the biggest increase in eating disorders due to low body image and depression. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and all mental health disorders because mental health disease can have lifelong ramifications and can end in an attempted suicide or even death.

Here at the Mental Health Guide, we offer informative articles that can help you spot the signs of mental illness and help lead you in the right direction to obtain the help you need. We will also help make you aware of services and treatment options which may be available to you both locally and nationally. We will provide valuable information on special events, like the Suicide Prevention Week in September or Mental Illness Awareness Week in October.

If you find yourself on this website because you think you may have a problem or you know someone who may have a problem, please be strong and do the right thing. I went through this myself with someone very dear to me and I waited. I was lucky enough to be able to step in and stop a very bad situation from happening but I almost lost this person. If you think you have a problem, you probably do. You need to seek professional help, do not guess at solutions.

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