Everyone has emotions and we have all felt sad, worried, upset, anxious and nervous from time-to-time. These emotions are normally in response to real life situations, events and encounters.
For the majority of people these feelings are only temporary and can be naturally resolved with no long-term issues. However, that is not the case for everyone, some people harbour these negative emotions and they can become much worse as time goes by. This can result in a debilitating mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) or stress which can be detrimental to an individual’s mental wellbeing and ultimately their quality of life. It is estimated that 25% of UK residents experience at least one mental health episode each year, with 17% of people experiencing anxiety, depression or stress.
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Mental health is the wellbeing of an individual’s mind. The definition of ‘mental health problems’ covers a enormous spectrum, ranging from everyday grief and daily life worries to the most severe, even suicidal depression. Serious mental health issues can alienate people and they lose touch with reality.
There are lots of issues that can impact on mental health such as social situations, physical health and living arrangements/environment but genetics can also be a factor.
Everyone can be at risk of developing mental health problems; young people, old people, even those who seem very head strong and in control. Issues can arise at any point during ones life.
It is important to remember that the majority of those who experience mental health problems do recover, they learn to manage with their problems and go on to lead happy and fulfilled lives.
‘Mental illness’ and ‘mental ill health’ are common terms that can be used to describe the wide range of clinical conditions and emotional states including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis or schizophrenia. Mental health symptoms are normally divided into two groups, neurotic and psychotic.
Neurotic symptoms can be regarded as very extreme forms of normal negative emotions such as panic, depression or anxiety. Neurotic symptoms are much more common than psychotic symptoms. Psychotic symptoms interfere with the perception of reality and in some cases can include delusions, paranoia or even hallucinations. The sufferer can see, hear, smell, feel and believe things that are not real and no one else can experience. Psychotic symptoms, also known as psychoses, are often classed as ‘severe mental health problems. There is no set distinction between common and severe mental health problems. It is important to acknowledge that some mental conditions feature both neurotic and psychotic symptoms.
At Step One Recovery we can help those with mental health problems deal with triggers and scenarios, so they can begin to build a happier, more fulfilled life. Call us now on +44 (0) 330 107 2950 or +44 (0) 800 012 6006 to discuss our programmes and, care and treatment services with our mental health professionals.
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You can also find out more on mental health support services from the NHS.