What Is Mental Health?
At Montgomery Psychiatry & Associates, or MPA for short, your Mental Health & Wellbeing is our top priority!
If you have questions about our mental health care practice, or our mental health services, please contact MPA.
Mental Health "Defined"
According to MentalHealth.gov ((Source: MentalHealth.gov )), "mental health" includes:
“...our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.” ((Source: MentalHealth.gov, What Is Mental Health? ))
According to WordNet ((Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2017.
http://wordnet.princeton.edu)), a lexical database developed by the Princeton University Department of Psychology, "mental health" is defined as:
"the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment". ((Source: WordNet - "Mental Health" ))
Taking Care of Your Mental Health
So what does MPA have to say about YOUR mental health?
“Positive” Mental Health is a state of well being which includes, but is not limited to, the following traits, abilities, and behaviors:
- Awareness of one’s abilities
- High self-esteem
- Coping with normal stresses of life
- Carrying out the tasks of everyday life
- Participation in healthy relationships
Symptoms of "Poor" Mental Health
Learning the “signs”...
Good mental health is essential for the well-being of all people, but many life situations can make some people more prone to emotional and behavioral challenges.
Symptoms and behaviors of poor mental health include:
- Marital conflicts
- Relationship problems
- Chemical Dependency
- Career problems
Mental health and physical health are closely linked, with each affecting the other.
Many of the behaviors needed for good physical health are essential for good mental health, such as:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Avoiding substance overuse and abuse
- Getting enough sleep
Mental health problems range from serious, long-term conditions to the worries experienced as part of everyday life.
Most people who experience problems with their mental wellbeing are able to overcome them or learn coping mechanisms that allow them to lead fulfilling lives.
Seeking Help From A Professional
If "poor" mental health begins to adversely affect your life, it might be time to seek professional help.
Montgomery Psychiatry & Associates is a group of health-care professionals who specialize in the field of mental health and its treatments.
Our staff includes:
- Counselors and therapists
- Nurse practitioners, and
- A top-notch team of office support personnel
The specialists at MPA are specifically trained and certified in the field of mental health and its treatments, enabling them to:
- Perform psychiatric evaluations
- Identify behavioral issues
- Diagnose various disorders
- Tailor treatment plans, when appropriate
- Prescribe and manage psychotherapeutic medications
- Provide ongoing counseling and therapy
At MPA, we address both the source and resulting symptoms of your problems, offering our patients the highest likelihood of relief or recovery from emotional issues.
A Courageous Step
If you or a loved one suffers from depression, anxiety, addiction, or other behavioral issues or disorders, seeking professional help is a courageous first step.
Our psychiatric and psychotherapy services are available for individuals, family issues, and marital or relationship problems.
People of all ages can benefit, including:
- Adolescents & Teens
At MPA, our goal is to help you reach and maintain a state of "positive" mental health and wellbeing!
For more information about our mental health care practice, or clinical and consulting services, contact Teresa Duffey, our practice administrator, at Montgomery Psychiatry & Associates.