Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to understand that there is no shame in seeking help and recovery is possible. At Clear Recovery Center, we are dedicated to helping our clients engage in effective and individualized treatment plans to successfully manage their mental health conditions.
Recovery from mental illness is an ongoing process that varies from person to person. Even people with the same diagnosis will have different experiences, needs, goals and preferences for treatment. At Clear Recovery Center, we specialize in an evidence-based, multimodal and individualized treatment approach. Through therapy, case management, life coaching, and family services and alumni support, our clinical staff is dedicated to helping our clients manage their mental health conditions and live healthy, happy lives.
Mental illness, also referred to as mental health disorders, refers to a range of mental health conditions that affect a person’s thinking, behavior or mood. Examples of mental illnesses include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Mental illness does not discriminate. It impacts many people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or profession. Although mental illness can significantly affect an individual’s ability to meet major responsibilities, it is treatable and many people recover.
Many people experience mental health concerns from time to time, but a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when it affects your ability to function in your daily life. Symptoms of mental illness vary from person to person and between diagnoses. However, some common signs and symptoms include:
- Change in sleep
- Change in appetite
- Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of motivation
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Feeling uneasy or on edge
If you think you or a loved one may be struggling with addiction, contact your doctor or mental health professional.