In this day and age Mental Health issues are being discussed more openly than in past. However, it is still not on the same level of importance as other issues related to our physical health. We can see the disparity when we look at health insurance plans where the number of visits in a year to a mental health therapist (psychotherapist) is numbered. If visits to our medical doctors were also limited to a certain number of times per year we would have to try to avoid getting sick or simply not go to the doctor when we are sick. This is only one way that care for our mental health falls behind other areas related of our well-being.
It is unfortunate that awareness of the importance of taking care of our mental health is brought to the forefront mostly after some incident rallies individuals to action in the area of mental health. I believe it is important to have mental health be an integral part on the journey for personal well-being.
Taking Care of Mental Health
As part of being and remaining mentally healthy, it is important to pay attention to our thoughts about ourselves and others, and to our emotions. Just as we have to pay attention to our body as it changes and develops aches and pain, we should watch out for emotional and psychological pain and for changes in our thoughts and mood. It would be great if we could go to mental health check-ups and practice preventive mental health care. However, most of the time preventive mental health care does not take place, which is why we must carry out self-evaluations of our mental state and rely on others we trust and who want to see us healthy in mind and body.
If you believe that your current mental state is not typical for you and you feel stuck after trying to feel emotionally better on your own, professional assistance is available and may offer relief and improvement of symptoms. For professional assistance with your mental health call us today at 919-401-8261.