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The Importance of Mental Health Care

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Mental health affects every aspect of our lives. Mental health care and self-care are essential for balance and good quality of life. While many think of mental health as chemical processes in the brain influencing how people think and feel, every part of our lives contributes to mental health. Today, however, stigmas, lack of education, and lack of access to mental healthcare keep many people from the knowledge and treatment they need to thrive. Mental health treatment is increasingly accessible whether someone is struggling with a mental health condition or is looking to maintain healthy moods.

If you or someone in your life is ready to learn more about mental health care, A Better State is here to help. Our accessible mental health treatment programs provide comprehensive dual diagnosis care for mental health and substance abuse. Our outpatient programs focus on trauma-informed care and provide daytime and evening hours. Call us now to learn more about how to take care of your mental health at 781.412.1488.

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health is someone’s overall mental wellness. Because feelings and emotions change from moment to moment, overall mental health can be challenging to track and care for without knowledge or support. Many people struggle with mental health, whether they suffer from diagnosed or unknown co-occurring disorders. Persistent low moods, anxiety, or mood swings might be signs it’s time to seek support for mental health care.

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health

It’s not always easy to care for mental health on your own. Any life changes like job loss, moving, relationships, and stress can lead to changes in mental health. Food, exercise, sleep, and social habits also affect mental health.

Signs it’s time to talk to a professional include:

  • Struggling to express emotions
  • Struggling to understand or control emotions
  • Avoidant behavior
  • Trouble self-advocating
  • Low-stress tolerance
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling easily overwhelmed
  • Feeling unsafe
  • Living with unprocessed trauma

Unfortunately, knowing when to call a professional for help can be difficult. Managing anxiety, depression, and the mental effects of unprocessed trauma can often lead to self-soothing with drugs, alcohol, and other self-harming behaviors. If you or someone in your life is struggling with mood swings, low mood, anxiety, or other changes in overall well-being, it may be time to seek treatment. It’s important to remember that mental health constantly shifts, and mental health conditions are treatable. It’s also good to remember that therapy can be a great support to help build healthy habits and maintain balanced mental health no matter what’s going on in your life.

Find Mental Health Treatment in New Hampshire

Prolonged symptoms, feelings that affect daily life, and sudden shifts in mood mean it’s time to find a mental health treatment program. If you or someone you love is feeling overwhelmed, getting help is essential. Outpatient mental health treatment is a great way to improve mental health without taking extended time away from work, school, or family. A Better State’s outpatient mental health center provides accessible mental health support in Southern New Hampshire.

Our holistic treatment programs include:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Mindfulness meditation therapy

Our trauma-informed team specializes in treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use. Our intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs give clients the right balance between flexibility and care.

Learn More About Mental Health Care at A Better State

Poor mental health can be detrimental. That’s why A Better State is committed to providing affordable, accessible mental health treatment in New Hampshire. Our team is here for you if you’re ready to learn more about mental health care. Contact us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about our mental health treatment programs and how we can support you.