Mental health is a vital element to overall health. Minor disruptions in our mental wellness can affect other areas of our wellbeing. One example is sleep. When we sleep well we are better prepared for our day ahead. A poor night of sleep can create problems for us the remainder of the day, or sometimes even longer. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia or any other mental health concerns you know how difficult it can be to go about your day. Some mental health concerns can be addressed with healthy coping skills, good sleep hygiene, and productive goal setting. Other mental health concerns may need more support with psychotropic medications.
How do I know if I need medication for my mental health concern?
If your anxiety, depression, mood, worries or hallucinations are getting in the way of you functioning at your best you may be a good candidate for medication therapy. Some people respond to different medications for the same concern, so if you have a friend with depression who did well on Prozac, this does not necessarily mean this will be a good medication for you. If you have family members who have struggled with mental illness and responded well to specific medications you may respond well to the same medications. These are decisions that need to be made between you and your mental health provider.
This is a service we offer at Coastal Breeze Mental Health.
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How do I know if I need professional help for my mental health concern?