May is Mental Health Awareness Month
What Does Mental Health Awareness Mean?
Mental health awareness means being aware of the early warning signs and symptoms of having a mental health condition, and that one in five people struggle with mental illness. Mental illness rarely appears without warning signs. Early intervention can improve the outcome of treatment.
Early Warning Signs and Symptoms
• Feeling anxious or overly worried
• Not being able to complete school or work tasks
• Changes in eating habits such as overeating or loss of appetite
• Feeling empty, sad, worthless, or hopeless
• Restlessness and irritability
• Problems with ability to think clearly or concentrate
• Loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyable
• Disconnection with others or withdrawn
• Changes in sleep patterns and energy levels
• Sensitivity to sounds, touch, smells or sight
Our behavioral health providers, as part of your primary care team, work with your primary care provider to evaluate barriers to your total health, and may address those barriers by providing brief, solution-focused interventions.
You are welcome at any time, to reach out to your primary care provider if you feel you may benefit from meeting with one of our behavioral health providers.