The term “mental health” refers to an overall state of emotional well-being – or how one thinks, behaves, and feels. When someone is mentally well, they are better able to function, get through daily tasks, regulate emotions, and make positive choices that help them live a healthy, fulfilling life.
For some, this seems to be a natural state of being. But for people with mental illnesses like Bipolar Disorder (BD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), or Schizoaffective Disorder (SD), everyday can be a struggle. Mental health treatment can help restore well-being and provide positive coping skills to get back on track.
People who suffer from Bipolar Disorder often experience extreme mood swings from deep depression to intense episodes of mania. Treatment generally involves medications to regulate symptoms and psychotherapy to improve ability to cope.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder causes intense difficulties with mood swings, self-image, and chaotic interpersonal relationships. Treatment typically includes medications to control symptoms and intensive talk therapy.
Schizoaffective Disorder causes abnormal thought processes, problems with mood, and sometimes, hallucinations or delusions. Treatment often includes medications to stabilize mental health and sometimes, inpatient or outpatient therapy.