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Do I Need Help?

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Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Mental Health Disorders

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[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #ffffff;background-color:#005652;padding-left:4px; padding-right:4px;”]M[/dropcap]ental health disorders rarely appear out of nowhere. Most often family, friends, teachers, or individuals themselves recognize that something is not quite right about their behavior, thinking or feelings, before one of these disorders appears in its full-blown form.

Being informed about developing symptoms or early warning signs can enable early intervention which can greatly enhance the outcome of the treatment.

What are the Concerning Signs and Symptoms?

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Suicidal thoughts or attempts and bizarrely violent or homicidal thoughts require immediate attention.

Shame, fear, denial, and other factors often prevent individuals or their families from seeking help. Mental illness is a real condition and is not caused by bad parenting even though symptoms can emerge even in children. Help is available and treatments for mental health disorders are more effective than ever before.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Call To Action” _builder_version=”3.16″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” button_border_radius_hover=”0″ button_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_radius__hover_enabled=”on” button_border_radius__hover=”0″ button_one_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off”]When Should Treatment Begin?
The earlier treatment begins the better. Even if a person’s problems have not reached the level of a clinical diagnosis, the “red flag” early warning symptoms can themselves be frightening and disruptive. Furthermore, research shows that early intervention greatly increases the effectiveness of treatment. There is minimal risk in early intervention, and it is outweighed by the degree of distress a person and their family may already be experiencing at the time they are referred for mental health screening.
[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row custom_padding=”0px|||” padding_mobile=”off” column_padding_mobile=”on” admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” column_structure=”1_3,2_3″][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_image src=”http://reliefresource.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/doineed1.jpg” align_tablet=”center” align_last_edited=”on|desktop” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”3.23″ animation_style=”slide” animation_direction=”left” animation_duration=”500ms” animation_intensity_slide=”10%” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” animation=”left” sticky=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.87″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]At the very least, the affected person should:

Family members are valued partners and should be involved in treatment whenever possible. Ongoing family involvement may be essential when a person has not yet accepted the need for treatment.

Each individual’s situation must be assessed carefully and treatment should be individualized. Medication may be useful in reducing some symptoms. Oftentimes, the best treatment involves both medication and some form of therapy.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row custom_padding=”0px||0px|” padding_mobile=”off” column_padding_mobile=”on” admin_label=”Row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.87″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]*DISCLAIMER – The preceding articles are provided for informational purposes only. These resources are not in substitute of the services of mental health care professional.
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