Your physical, emotional, and mental health are all intertwined
One in 5 US adults experience mental illness, and one in 25 adults experience serious mental illness, while 17% of youth experience a mental health disorder.National Alliance of Mental Illness
Healing the Whole Person
Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel and act. The state of our mental health also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and how we make choices in our everyday lives. Prolonged depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, and other mental health disorders can be debilitating. If left untreated, these issues can seriously impact your quality of life, affecting your ability to work, parent, socialize, and maintain relationships.
Individuals with ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder tend to be more impulsive and likely to have behavioral problems that can contribute to drug and alcohol addiction. It is also more common for children with ADHD to start abusing alcohol during their teenage years.
Those suffering from anxiety disorders often experience intense, sustained anxiety and nervousness, while a panic disorder is marked by recurring, unpredictable panic attacks. Various issues arising from panic/anxiety disorders include a sense of sadness, low motivation, substance abuse, and health problems.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a serious psychological condition causing individuals to experience extreme shifts in mood, attitude, behavior, and energy. Those with bipolar experience manic highs and depressive lows that can last for prolonged periods of time.
Often expressed as persistent unhappiness, hopelessness, and the loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities, depression can seriously impact the quality of one’s life, if left untreated. Depression can be caused by a number of factors with most cases involving some type of trauma.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that we’ve become more aware of in recent years, but that doesn’t mean we fully understand what it is and how it works. PTSD develops after someone witnesses or experiences a traumatic event.
It’s very common for those struggling with addiction to have dual or co-occurring disorders. In other words, substance abuse often goes hand in hand with emotional trauma or mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In some cases, one disorder leads to or causes another. Other times, they exacerbate each other.
It’s impossible to be completely healthy without addressing physical, emotional, and mental health. Mental disorders can impede all aspects of health, including emotional well-being and social development, leaving individuals feeling socially isolated, stigmatized, and unable to reach their full potential. The Meadows Outpatient Centers offer treatment for adults dealing with mental health conditions. Help is just a phone call away.
At The Meadows Outpatient Center, our treatment programs help adults address the core issues behind addictions and other conditions that can result in maladaptive behaviors. We provide positive tools to overcome addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and other behavioral issues. Are we the right fit for you or your loved one? Dive deeper and find out.