Mental Illness Treatments
Mental health can affect how you think and how you behave. Your mental health plays a prominent role in your personality and your life. Similarly, if you have poor mental health, this can eventually lead to a more serious mental illness. Common mental illnesses include depression and anxiety. Once you have a mental illness, it can be difficult for you to function well with your daily activities. You may not want to get out of bed due to depression or you might decide not to leave the house because of anxiety. Whichever form of mental illness strikes, it can have severe effects to your physical, emotional, and mental health.
What are the Symptoms of Mental Illness?
While some symptoms appear as physical pain (chest pain, back pain headache, etc.), it’s important to know the common signs of mental illness:
- Abuse of drug and alcohol
- Changes in eating habits
- Changes in sex drive
- Excessive feelings of fear, worry, and guilt
- Extreme mood changes
- Feeling sad or down without any reason
- Having suicidal thoughts
- Inability to concentrate and focus
- Inability to cope with little problems or stress
- Inability to understand people and situations
- Paranoia and hallucinations
- Significant tiredness but has issues in sleeping
What are the Treatments for Mental Illness?
Mental illness can be treated, but it requires time and your commitment. There are several ways on how to treat mental illness:
Psychotherapy: this treatment works on the assumption that the solution to your mental concern is within and that a psychologist will just be with you to facilitate the process. You will be taught different coping mechanisms to learn how to handle stressful situations in the future.
In the context of mental illness, psychotherapy may come in different forms:
- Supportive Psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
How Can We Help You?
If you think you have a mental illness, we can help you. Our psychologists are trained to assist you in ensuring that your mental illness will be treated accordingly. We’ll help you throughout the entire process of diagnosing and treating your illness. We’ll serve as your support group and friends while working with you.
We understand that there’s no one-shoe-fits-all kind of approach to this matter, so you can guarantee that the service we offer you is specially designed for you, and your needs. We believe that your wellbeing should be prioritized.
Medicare rebates are available depending on the situation and can be paid directly into your bank account when sessions are paid by cash, cheque or EFTPOS.
The Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Initiative provides financial assistance to people who are living with mental illness. With this initiative, sufferers are given access to more psychologists while providing affordable mental health care.
Take Control Over Your Mental Illness
If you’re experiencing or living with a mental illness, you don’t have to do it alone. Our Psychologists at People Psychology in Brighton are here to help you work through your problem so you can learn to take back control over your mental illness. Call now to start your new journey to a healthier mental state. Call today!