Our platinum partner Choices Psychotherapy celebrates mental health month by highlighting the importance that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. And more importantly, is raising awareness that mental illnesses are common and treatable.
Each individual experiences symptoms of mental illness differently - but some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem. Activities like compulsive sex, recreational drug use, obsessive internet use, excessive spending, or extreme exercise patterns can all be behaviors that can disrupt someone’s mental health and potentially lead them down a path towards crisis. Choices Psychotherapy strives to educate and inform individuals dealing with a mental health concern to understand that some behaviors and habits can be harmful to recovery—or even mask a deeper issue—but that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of.
“It is important to understand early symptoms of mental illness and know when certain behaviors are potentially signs of something more,” said Susan Davis, LICSW, owner and executive director of Choices Psychotherapy. “We need to speak up early and educate people about risky behavior and its connection to mental illness—and do so in a compassionate, judgment-free way.”
May is Mental Health Month was started 68 years ago by Mental Health America, to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.
ABOUT CHOICES PSYCHOTHERAPY Choices Psychotherapy helps individuals and families rediscover the joys of a healthy mind and healthy body. For more information about Choices Psychotherapy, visit www.choicespsychotherapy.net or call 952-544-6806.