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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness
From:
Louis B. Cady, M.D. Welness and Integrative Neuropsychiatrist Louis B. Cady, M.D. Welness and Integrative Neuropsychiatrist
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Evansville , IN
Thursday, April 18, 2019

 

Research shows that about 40 million Americans suffer from mental disorders. Substance abuse, anxiety, and depressive disorders contribute over 40 percent of this population. If you ask many people, they will tell you that the statistics are wrong. Unfortunately, facts don’t lie, and the situation is not changing unless mental health awareness becomes ubiquitous.

Many organizations and individuals are taking awareness campaigns seriously. Sadly, they are not doing enough because many people are still suffering. Thankfully, you can take part in this campaign today by reading the importance of a robust mental health awareness campaign.

Early Identification and Intervention

Health promotion is dependent on the knowledge that people have about health conditions. Many people don’t even know some of the most common mental health issues that affect the community. Apart from Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and pediatric mental disorders that are public, the rest of the conditions remain in the dark.

Awareness campaigns offer information such as symptoms of mental disorders, diagnostic procedures, and intervention methods. It informs potential victims of mental disorders and the existence of maintenance and treatment options.

Early identification and intervention promote clinical outcomes of any treatment procedure. Some conditions worsen with time if there is no intervention. Mental health awareness lets people know that mental health conditions can change.

Treatment Options and Professional Help

Mental health awareness on the existing treatment programs and the existence of professional help is critical. Clinical interventions start when a patient can visit a healthcare facility like Cady Wellness Institute. Such a patient will not do that if he or she is unsure of the existence of treatment.

Some people erroneously think that doctors don’t have jurisdiction when it comes to mental illnesses. They can consult a psychic instead of a doctor. Such misconceptions can be broken through proper mental health education. Oftentime we find that patients who visit us actually have a hormone imbalance, or some other health issue, that is causing their “mental health” problem. If we treat the underlying cause rather than the symptom, we can often effectively treat the patient without the need for antipsychotics or psychiatry.

Prevent Stigma and Misconceptions

When people have substance abuse disorders, people neglect them calling them irresponsible. Unfortunately, those people need help, not stigmatization. At least 50 percent of the people suffering from mental illnesses can benefit from proper care. Unlucky for them, there is no one there to hold them during their most trying times.

Be part of the mental health awareness campaign. Ensure that you encourage anyone who has a medical issue to seek help. If you or someone you know could benefit from mental health treatment, consider visiting Cady Wellness Institute in Newburgh, IN to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

 
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Cady Wellness Institute
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