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    Stress, anxiety, and depression can impact everyone regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, etc. And, these issues can develop into something that significantly damages your mental health.

    In the last few decades, researchers have identified a number of mental illnesses, how they come into being, and what their effects on the human mind look like. Some of the most widely known ones include clinical depression, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder.

    Many of us refuse to talk about our problems out of fear of burdening the people we care about. Other times, we might feel as if we’re alone in our struggles, and that our loved ones can never understand what we’re going through. Or perhaps you think their input would not be helpful in solving the issue.

    It’s in this kind of silence that mental health issues thrive. Talking about our problems is the first step on the journey of recovery. Do not be afraid to reach out for help if you need it.

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    What Is Mental Illness?

    Mental illnesses are health conditions that affect how we think, feel, and behave. We can experience mental health issues from childhood to adulthood. It’s important to prioritize the struggles surrounding mental illness and recovery expectations.

    Often, mental health conditions don’t come from a single isolated incident but rather from several ongoing causes. The roots of mental illnesses can come from inborn traits, stress and anxiety (derived from day-to-day activities), drug and alcohol misuse, isolation or loneliness, and even physical conditions like epilepsy.

    There are a variety of lifestyle factors that can be changed to improve a person’s state of being and overall mental health. Some of these include eating a healthy diet, exercising daily, prioritizing hobbies, and getting a full night of sleep. However, these changes are not a replacement for an individualized treatment plan and medication recommended by a health professional.

    The Many Types of Mental Illness

    There are hundreds of conditions, discovered through psychological studies, that significantly impact our mental health. These conditions are labeled under several different groups based on how they affect your thoughts, feelings, moods, and behaviors. Some of these categories include:

    • Anxiety Disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobias)
    • Mood Disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
    • Personality Disorders (schizoid personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder)
    • Psychotic Disorder (hallucinations, schizophrenia)

    The Five Signs of Mental Illness

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), there are early warning signs to look out for that indicate you or your loved one is struggling with a mental health issue. Early recognition, assessment, and intervention are key to long-term relief and recovery. The five most common signs of mental illness to look out for are:

    • Fatigue: Let’s not sugar-coat it — living with a mental illness every day can be extremely exhausting. The work it takes to function normally with obsessive or depressive thoughts weighing you down can be taxing. Someone who spends a lot of their time sleeping rather than engaging in activities they enjoy could potentially be struggling with a mental health issue.
    • Lack of Emotion: The strain that anxiety or mood disorders put on a person’s emotional health can cause a lack of compassion toward others. Many people who’ve dealt with depression reported prolonged feelings of numbness or nothingness. It’s not that they’ve lost their ability to care, but rather it’s that they’ve fallen into a pattern of disregarding themselves and the world around them.
    • Physical Pain: A study from The Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that about half of the people studied with chronic pain conditions report feelings of depression. Furthermore, ongoing mental health conditions contribute to headaches, body aches, and indigestion.
    • Avoidance: Have you ever heard the phrase, “I don’t want to talk about it,” or “They just won’t understand”? Perhaps you’ve had this very thought while dealing with some of the most difficult parts of your life. Maybe you’re mourning the loss of a loved one and you haven’t stepped away from the grief long enough to complete daily tasks. Or you find there are certain places or people that trigger trauma or other mental health problems, and you no longer associate with them. These are common signs of avoidance and can be helpful or harmful based on each case.
    • Perfectionist Mentality: To be clear, there are many people in this world who describe themselves as “perfectionists” that are perfectly healthy, happy individuals. Perfectionism itself is not a key indicator of an underlying mental health issue. However, it starts to become a problem when we project perfectionism onto our sense of self-worth. Improvement is vital to growth, however, no one is perfect and deserves to be constantly criticized in their own head.

    A Path to Recovery

    Millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other conditions. It can be a lonely, confusing, and emotional experience. But you are not alone. If you or someone you love is struggling, we can help. At SUN Behavioral Houston, we’ve created a caring, healing environment and will be there for you during every step of your journey to recovery.

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    As one of the country’s most comprehensive behavioral health organizations, SUN works to make life better and create positive outcomes for anyone dealing with mental health issues. Our psychiatrists and master’s level therapists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    There is no single cure for the complex emotional issues at the heart of mental health disorders, but we’ll help uncover and resolve the often longstanding psychological issues that can affect mood, attitudes, and behaviors.

    SUN combines an experienced and knowledgeable staff with industry-leading best practices to give every patient a path to recovery and wellness. Our mental health programs are designed to help patients experiencing any of the following:

    • Depression, hopelessness
    • Thoughts or actions of self-harm
    • Decreased ability (or inability) to function and complete activities of daily living
    • Mood swings
    • Anxiety, persistent worry, panic attacks
    • Auditory or visual hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren’t there) or delusional thinking
    • Paranoia (fear of someone or something)
    • Hypervigilance (highly alert to danger)
    • Increased impulsivity and risk-taking behavior

    Our program uses evidence-based treatments, including everything from medication to cognitive behavioral therapy. Our trauma care approach uses the principles of safety, empowerment, trustworthiness, collaboration, and choice.

    The SUN team guides each patient through the process and provides the tools necessary for recovery. Patients are empowered to be the experts in their own healing. SUN’s treatment features include:

    • Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners
    • Compassionate, around-the-clock nursing care
    • Life skills and healthy living groups
    • Stress management
    • Mindfulness
    • Problem-solving
    • Recreational therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Collaboration with outpatient providers
    • Aftercare planning for continued recovery

    The SUN Behavioral Houston assessment staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re thinking of seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, call us today at (713) 796-2273.

    FAQs:

    What services does mental health treatment offer?

    Mental health treatment varies depending on the issues you’re dealing with. Some common treatment tools include individual, family, or group therapy. Also, medication may be prescribed if needed.

    What are the many types of mental illness?

    There are hundreds of conditions, discovered through psychological studies, that significantly impact our mental health. These conditions are labeled under several different groups based on how they affect your thoughts, feelings, moods, and behaviors. Some of these categories include:

    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Mood Disorders
    • Personality Disorders
    • Psychotic Disorders

    What are the five most common signs of mental illness?

    Early recognition, assessment, and intervention are key to long-term relief and recovery. The five most common signs of mental illness to look out for are:

    • Fatigue
    • Lack of Emotion
    • Physical Pain
    • Avoidance
    • Perfectionist Mentality

    How do I get immediate mental health care?

    Here at SUN Behavioral Houston, our assessment staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re thinking of seeking treatment, call us today at (713) 796-2273.

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