Mental health is an incredibly broad subject. When you hear someone talking about mental health, what do you think? It is not just about people who have multiple personalities or severe alcohol or drug additions.
Mental health encompasses so much more; it includes emotions almost everyone has dealt with at some time in their lives:
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses, according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America. Anxiety disorders are caused by a set of risk factors that include genetics, personality, brain chemistry and life events. However, anxiety disorders are treatable.
You do not need a Ph.D. in psychology to know that anxiety and increased substance abuse is at an all-time high. Just look at what, we as a nation, have endured over the last twelve months:
There is such a stigma surrounding mental health that many people do not seek help for it. Instead, we come from a society of “just shake it off; it will be better tomorrow”. But what if, for you or someone you love, it is not better…
First, try to do things you can control like taking a break from reading and watching the news or scrolling through social media. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise and get plenty of sleep. If those do not improve your feelings take the next step. Call your primary care doctor or use one of the telehealth services that most health plans and pharmacies offer today. You also can check with your health plan administrator – most offer some type of mental health coverage. The phone number will be on the back of your ID card.
Many health plans, like Allied’s Funding Advantage plans, offer health care assistants, who are knowledgeable professionals available to help guide you through the steps to get the best treatment for your specific needs.
If you or someone you care about is hurting, there are many resources available. Here are a few to get you started.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 800-662-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
Young Adults: Care for Yourself
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Numerous links to a variety of help lines
Founded in 1970, Allied is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. As the small group benefit experts, Allied works with small business employers to provide unique and affordable group health benefits.
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8/4/2022 06:45:34 am
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8/29/2022 01:17:43 am
Pandemic gives us different mental breakdown and this article helps us understand things. This is an eye-opener to everybody.
Thanks for helping me understand that anxiety disorders would be a common mental illness and would be caused by various factors such as genetics, personality, brain chemistry, and life events. I noticed that my sister might have had this issue after separating from her four-year-old long-time partner. She should probably see a professional help her get through this phase of her life, and I want to help by looking for a professional from a psychiatric practice directory.
12/2/2022 11:27:52 pm
It seems like the pandemic affected everyone's mental health. My brother was locked in his house for months and isn't doing well. I'll have to get him a counselor.
12/5/2022 03:36:38 pm
Wow, it was interesting to me when you mentioned that almost everyone has dealt with anxiety and depression at some point in their lives. If you experience debilitating anxiety or depression, it would probably be a good idea to find a psychiatrist to work with. A psychiatrist should be able to help you find some medications that can help you balance your emotions and help you be happier.
12/6/2022 11:30:31 pm
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1/2/2023 10:53:46 pm
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5/2/2023 05:14:32 am
Anxiety and depression are really common nowadays. If you experience this one, you must seek a professional help.
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