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Understanding Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Living with mental health issues can be daunting. At Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus, our caring behavioral health team not only understands the challenges of living with mental health issues, but we can provide answers and solutions. Our companionate and unique approach allows us to work with the individual through every step of the healing process. We understand that a person’s mental health can affect every aspect of their life. If you or someone you love is struggling to enjoy life due to a mental health disorder, there is help available.

Listed below are some mental health issues that we can address.

Anxiety

Difficulty sleeping; feelings of restlessness, panic or impending doom; sudden inability to deal with stressful situations.

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Bipolar and Mood Disorders

Periods of depression and periods of being extremely happy or being cross or irritable.

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Depression

Inability to accept or adjust to loss; significant change in appetite, sleep patterns or energy levels; feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt; loss of interest in pleasurable activities.

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Substance Use Disorder

A dependence on alcohol and or drugs that is accompanied by intense and sometimes uncontrollable cravings and compulsive behaviors to obtain the substance.

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Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

Hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thoughts, trouble with prioritizing tasks, memory and organizing thoughts and being unaware of having an illness.

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Other Mental Health Issues

Grief and loss; marital and relationship issues; family conflict and trauma issues; post-traumatic stress disorder; borderline personality; antisocial personality, phobias disorders

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