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Mental Illness

Giving You Support When You Need It Most

Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time. They usually arise from traumatic stress, but can be brought on by a combination of events in one’s life.

When mental health issues start to arise you may experience extreme mood changes, detachment from reality, and in severe cases the inability to function in everyday life.

Overcoming mental health problems is about getting the support early before problems become worse. Did you know that one in five people will experience mental health problems within a twelve-month period?

Living with your mental illness doesn’t have to be your life. There is help available, you just need to know where to look.

Common Signs of a Mental Illness Starting to Occur

  • The inability to be able to function in everyday life.
  • Confusion and reduced ability to concentrate.
  • Withdrawal from family, friends and activities that once made you happy.
  • Excessive mood changes from lows to highs.
  • Excessive feelings of worry, fear or guilt.
  • Lowered sex drive.
  • Increase in drug abuse and alcohol abuse.
  • Suicidal tendencies.
  • Detachment from reality such as delusions, hallucinations or paranoia.
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping

Your Approach to Getting Better

Insomnia, an inability to cope with life, and withdrawal from family and friends are common signs of a problem occurring. You don’t have to live like this.

You have the strength and ability to turn your life around and overcome your mental illness. You just have to be willing to try.

The first step on the road to recovery is acknowledging you have a problem to begin with.

The next step is understanding you’re not at fault for your situation, but you can do something about it.

The third step is reaching out to a professional psychologist for help and support. Mental illness doesn’t have to stop you from the things you love. You can overcome it.

How Can Mental Illness Problems Start? 

Mental illness problems start to occur due to a combination of reasons. Some of these reasons may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • A genetic history of mental illness that has been passed down through generations.
  • A problem with the brain not functioning properly which causes coping problems when exposed to stress.
  • Exposure to ongoing drug use and alcohol abuse which may have caused parts of the brain to shut down.
  • Post-traumatic stress that has caused a great amount of stress on someone where they will never be the same. 
  • Exposure to a life changing event such as witnessing a death.

Life Resolutions in Melbourne knows you have the power to overcome your mental illness. Let us help support you through this challenging time.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256