Body & Mind: Taking care of you.

October 14, 2020

Life is hard and COVID-19 has made it more difficult to navigate even the most basic tasks of day-to-day living. Leading a healthy life looks different for most, but your plan should always include a focus on three main areas: clean diet, moderate exercise, and mental health treatment.

What are common risk factors that may increase your chance of developing mental illness?

What are some causes of mental health disorders?

In general, mental illnesses are thought to be caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors.

Can mental disorders lead to complications in one’s life?

The short answer: yes. Mental illness is the leading cause of disability and if left untreated can cause severe emotional, behavioral, and physical issues including:

How can I help prevent or treat my mental health disorder?

First, you need to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or speak with a mental health professional if warning signs exist. Getting properly diagnosed and determining a treatment plan that works best for you and your loved ones can get you back on the road to recovery quickly.

Noticing some symptoms? If you notice changes in you or your loved one’s behavior, schedule an appointment with your trusted healthcare provider. A mental health professional will work with you to develop a plan that works best for you and your family. Treatment plans may include therapy and/or medication depending on doctor recommendation.

Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic of Culbertson Memorial Hospital offers counseling services for individuals, families, and children to provide guidance and support. Schedule your appointment with Cathy Rigg, LSCW to begin your journey to peace and well-being.

Contact us at (217) 323-2245 to learn more options or to schedule a consultation.