Awareness towards mental health has increased steadily throughout the years all over the world, which means a lot of people are now able to get better access to better medical care and therapy for their mental illnesses. However, if you’re curious or are in need of a refresher as to just what mental illnesses are and how they can affect various aspects of your life, then this page might be of assistance.
Before fully understanding mental illness, it’s important to first unmask some misconceptions about the subject. Some people still believe that having mental illness is “extremely rare” and only “happens to others.” However, it’s important to understand as early as now that mental illness does affect a lot of people worldwide. It’s estimated that one in five (5) Australians have experienced symptoms of a mental illness, which means the need to provide adequate mental health care is becoming more prevalent.
If a psychologist says that someone is diagnosed with a mental illness, this means someone has a condition that can cause disturbances in behavior and/or thought that can range from mild to severe, which can then result in difficulties to cope with some aspects of life and affect the persons daily functioning. It’s estimated that there are more than 200 forms of mental illness, with common ones being anxiety, dementia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Symptoms, meanwhile, include social withdrawal, and changes in personal habits, personality, and mood.
Given there are many forms of mental illness, it can be challenging to identify what kind of mental illness can affect one person at any given time. This means psychologists have to be extremely careful and observant in various symptoms before fully diagnosing someone with a mental illness.
This is because mental health concerns may also arise due to other psychological, emotional, and physical situations – such as stress, certain events, diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or even cancer. Sometimes, mental illnesses may be caused by reactions to environmental stresses, biochemical imbalances, genetic factors, and an imbalance of any of the above.
Here at Life Resolutions, we understand that mental illness can sometimes be a bit challenging to understand because of lack of proper knowledge on the matter or perhaps because of existing social and cultural perceptions on the matter. If you feel as though you or a loved one has mental illness and you don’t know what to do, don’t fret as our team of psychologists are trained and skilled in helping our clients cope with mental illness. We can extend the same helping hand to you or your loved ones in order to have much better and brighter lives.
Mental illness shouldn’t be treated as though it’s an inconvenience people make up in order to escape life’s problems. Thankfully, progress in mental health research and the rise of advocacies towards understanding mental health concerns properly have given people a lot of opportunity to learn about how mental illness can affect the lives of others, and be more open to taking and accepting mental health care. Our team here at Life Resolutions aims to be a trusted provider of unparalleled healthcare to the lives of Australians. Feel free to give us a call if there are particular problems in your life you think are burdening you or your loved ones. Book your appointment today.
Where is Our Mental Illness Service Located?
We are conveniently located 59 Hamilton Street, Craigieburn VIC 3064.
To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256