How Important Is Mental Health At Every Stage Of Life?
Fortunately, mental health awareness has become the primary mission for many groups across the globe in recent years. Not only can a person’s mental health affect their happiness and overall quality of life, but emotional or behavioral problems can even take a toll on a patient’s physical well-being and life expectancy. To help patients transform their lives and feel more confident and fulfilled than ever, the caring team at Blue Elk Family Clinic in Nashville, IN – led by Dr. Larry Sanchez and Misty Sanchez, LMHC-A – is proud to provide comprehensive mental health services, including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and more. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of keeping your mental health intact at every age and find out which mental health therapies may be beneficial for you.
Why is mental health important?
When a person’s mental health is intact, their lives can be extremely fulfilling and enjoyable. However, patients with mental health problems – including depression and anxiety – often suffer from a number of debilitating physical and emotional ailments, including:
- Low self-esteem
- Imposter syndrome
- Extreme fear
- Chronic fatigue
- Poor relationships
- Sexual dysfunction
- Problems at work
- Social dysfunction
- Lack of motivation
- Health problems (diabetes, heart disease, stroke)
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Eating disorder
- Undue stress
How can mental health problems affect kids?
As adults, most of us know how disruptive mental issues can be for our overall health and quality of life. However, many people don’t realize just how common mental health problems are among children. Like adults, children can experience both physical and emotional issues as a result of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health problems. While addressing mental health problems is critical at every age, many providers agree that establishing healthy cognitive behaviors in children can be extremely beneficial throughout their lives and help to prevent ongoing and/or more severe mental dysfunction.
Mental health is important at every age
Because our lives and emotions change so dramatically over time and with major events, including moving, changing careers, forming relationships, having kids, and more, it is important to continuously monitor and address your mental health. For many patients, ongoing therapy helps to address these changes, equip them with healthy coping tools, and prevent a significant episode or disorder.
Do I need cognitive behavior therapy?
For patients who struggle with mental health disorders or chemical imbalances, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be a life-changing tool. This particular form of therapy focuses on the patient’s current state of emotions – rather than their past experiences – and helps them to develop healthy patterns of thought and behavior to manage their present and future feelings. Cognitive behavior therapy can be an exceptionally valuable tool for patients of all ages.
Feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled at any stage of your life with behavioral therapy in Nashville, IN
Taking care of your mental health is a big part of preserving your overall health and well-being. Whether you are 35 or 65, and regardless of what stage of life you are in, our caring team can help you to feel more confident and capable with comprehensive behavioral therapy and other services. To schedule your private consultation with Dr. Larry Sanchez or Misty Sanchez, LMHC-A, call Blue Elk Family Clinic in Nashville, IN today.