Mental Health Treatment

in Panama City Beach

One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition every year. One in 17 people have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In addition to someone directly experiencing a mental illness, the family, friends and communities are also affected.

Half of mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% of mental health conditions develop by age 24. The normal behavioral changes of someone’s adolescent years may mask or mimic symptoms of a mental health condition. Engagement and support are crucial to improving outcomes and increasing the chance of recovery.

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Factors of

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 life choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood through our adult years.

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:

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

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

Early Warning Signs

of Mental Illness

EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Are you unsure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

• Eating or sleeping too much or too little
• Having unexplained aches and pains
• Feeling helpless or hopeless
• Pulling away from people and usual activities
• Having low or no energy
• Feeling numb or like nothing matters
• Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
• Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
• Yelling or fighting with family and friends
• Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
• Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
• Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
• Thinking of harming yourself or others
• Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
Learn more about specific mental health problems and where to find help.

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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Positive mental health allows people to:

• Realize their full potential
• Cope with the stresses of life
• Work productively
• Make meaningful contributions to their communities

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

• Getting professional help if you need it
• Connecting with others
• Staying positive
• Getting physically active
• Helping others
• Getting enough sleep
• Developing coping skills

What We Treat at JourneyPure

Here at JourneyPure Emerald Coast, we treat all kinds of mental health disorders. No matter what your co-occuring disorder is, our clinical staff is willing to work with you on your path to recovery. Our treatment plans especially focus on these five mental disorders below:

Anxiety

Anxiety is a general term for many disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying.These disorders affect how we feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms. Mild anxiety can be vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can seriously affect day-to-day living. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million people in the United States. It is the most common group of mental illnesses in the country. However, only 36.9 percent of people with the condition receive treatment.

When faced with potentially harmful or worrying triggers, feelings of anxiety are not only normal but necessary for our survival. Since the earliest days of humans, the approach of predators and incoming danger will set off alarms in the body and allow a person to take quick action. These alarms become noticeable in the form of a raised heartbeat, sweating, and increased sensitivity to surroundings.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks.

There are four basic types of bipolar disorder. All of them involve changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely up, elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, down, or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

People with bipolar disorder have periods of unusually intense emotion, changes in sleep patterns and activity levels, and unusual behaviors. These periods are called mood episodes. Mood episodes are drastically different from the moods and behaviors that are typical for the person. Extreme changes in energy, activity, and sleep go along with mood episodes.

Depression

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few symptoms while others may experience many. Several symptoms in addition to low mood are required for a diagnosis of major depression, but people with only a few symptoms may also benefit from a treatment plan for their depression. The severity and frequency of symptoms and how long they last will vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness. Symptoms may also vary depending on the stage of the illness.

PTSD

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it.

The “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, but most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

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If you have any questions regarding your own state of mental health, JourneyPure Emerald Coast is here to help. Our in-take specialists in Panama City Beach are available 24/7 to assist you. Please give us a call or reach out to us through our site.

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