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It is really important for people to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental Health issues. Let us start by looking at what happens on day-to-day bases. Signs that can be easily detected like behavioral issues:

  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Confused or difficulties concentrating
  • Inability to cope with basic day to day task
  • Trouble understanding and relating to situations and people
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Inability to sleep

It is not sufficient to say that someone has mental health issues just by showing one or two of these symptoms. A person who is experiencing several of these symptoms at the same time and these symptoms are causing a significant problem in the person’s ability to study, work or his ability to relate with people then it is advisable to seek the help of a mental health professional.

The reason why mental health issues need urgent attention is that those behavioral issues do not just happen in the head of the sufferer, soon they begin to act out like tendency to destroy properties, and getting into legal troubles.

Yet many have never been evaluated to see if this is a treatable condition. Most of these conditions can be treated successfully like substance abuse, drugs, Opioids, alcohol, and cocaine.

The reasons people do these things are not by choice most times it is as a result of chemical imbalance that needs treatment.

Other mental health issues includes depression – an on going sadness that goes on for weeks after weeks and does not seem to resolve itself, that person needs help to resolve that issue when someone suffering from depression doesn’t get treatment it could go on from 6 to 12 months or even longer.

Anxiety disorders – someone who cannot function because of a constant sense of worry. Things from the past standing in the way of a person moving forward in life.

All these are treatable conditions even children that seems not to be able to get things right they are often labeled as destructive they are labeled as bad kids. A lot of times these are conditions that need to be evaluated and properly treated given.

There are lots of medical conditions that can be treated through medication management and different types of therapies.

Dr. Giddings
Dr. Giddings
Dr. Michelle Giddings (fondly called Dr. Nurse), is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner caring for those struggling with mental illness: depression, substance addiction, depression, bipolar and behavioral disorder. She is the current president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association-Nevada.

1 Comment

  1. Lenore says:

    Thank you Dr.Giddings for this video. I’ve never thought of anxiety, depression and addiction as mental health conditions too, but they truly are. ! You gave some excellent reasons why anyone feeling any of these mental health issues should seek professional help. Good stuff.