Mental health is a complex, dynamic aspect of overall well-being. A person’s
mental health combines his or her emotional, psychological, and social
wellbeing. Mental health also involves the way in which a person is able
to maintain resiliency in the face of stress, relate to other people appropriately,
and make positive and responsible choices. Many people can benefit from
the guidance of a behavioral health specialist. Just as a person might
undergo bariatric weight loss at
MountainView Hospital to treat obesity, a person who is struggling with mental health issues
can seek treatment from a specialist. Continue reading to learn more about
Psychiatric problems are health issues.
It’s commonly thought that the body and mind have little influence
over each other. However, the truth is that mental health and physical
health are closely intertwined. When a patient has a psychiatric disorder
such as depression or anxiety, he or she may be less likely to care for
his or her physical health. Poor mental health can encourage poor decision
making with regard to physical activity, dietary choices, substance use,
sleeping patterns, and medication compliance.
Mental health issues can affect anyone.
Another common misconception about mental health disorders is that they
are relatively rare. In fact, mental health disorders affect about
one in five American adults, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. About
one in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental illness and about
one in every 10 young adults has experienced major depression. Mental
health issues can affect a person of any age—from childhood to the
golden years. Mental health issues may also affect a person regardless
of socioeconomic status, education level, or personal background.
Mental health issues vary considerably in severity and scope.
Mental health problems can have a minor impact on a person’s wellbeing
or they can completely disrupt daily routines. They may be relatively
short-lived or they may persist for years. Some mental health issues,
such as bipolar disorder, are incurable, yet manageable. In short, every
person has unique mental health challenges and needs. It’s the role
of a behavioral health specialist to help individuals find a treatment
plan that works well for them.
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art medical center that offers
a number of specialty healthcare services. These include stroke care,
emergency care, robotic surgery, bariatric weight loss, and heart health
services. Residents throughout the Las Vegas area can call (702) 233-5300
to speak with a registered nurse at our community hospital.