Mental health is often misunderstood. Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their community. A person with mental illness, on the other hand, has a mental disorder that significantly interferes with one or more major life activities and has symptoms that are bothersome and obstructive.
Depression is a mental health disorder that causes persistent and overwhelming sadness. Depression can make it difficult to concentrate, eat, sleep, or enjoy activities you once enjoyed. Bipolar disorder is a depressive disorder that causes extreme mood swings. People with bipolar disorder may experience periods of depression, followed by periods of mania. Mania is characterized by high energy levels, impulsive behavior, and elated moods.
Mood disorders are mental health conditions that cause persistent changes in mood and affect. They can range from mild to severe, and can include symptoms of depression, anxiety, irritability, and changes in appetite, sleep, and energy.
Mental health is not a luxury, but instead a necessity that should be everyone’s top priority. Contact Pacific Beach Health to learn the relevant tools and techniques to establish and maintain mental wellness. We will provide you with a comfortable, supportive, and empathetic environment that will help you to unlock your best self.