If you or a loved one is dealing with mental illness, it can even make daily tasks feel harder than usual.1 But we want you to know that you’re not alone. More than one in four Americans deals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other mental conditions.1 A mental illness is a real medical issue. And the good news is that most of these conditions can be treated.1
A healthy mind often goes hand in hand with a healthy body. And while only a mental health professional can help you deal with the serious symptoms and causes of mental illness following these tips may help you feel better.3
Remember, you’re not alone. Talk to your doctor or seek counseling if you haven’t been feeling like yourself lately. Or you can contact your Employee Assistance Services (EAP).
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If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental illness, your EAP program is here to help. http://www.usg.edu/well-being/site/article/usg_employee_assistance_program_espyr
1 National Alliance on Mental Illness website: What is Mental Illness and Mental Health by the Numbers (accessed August 2017): nami.org.
2 WebMD website: Causes of Mental Illness (accessed August 2017): webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-causes-mental-illness#1.
3 Mental Health America website: Staying Well When You Have a Mental Illness (accessed August 2017): mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/staying_well1.pdf.
4 American Psychological Association website: The Road to Resilience (accessed August 2017) apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx.
5 The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning International website: Mood Swings and Depression: Let’s Get to the Bottom of It (accessed August 2017): orthomolecular.org/library/articles/mood.shtml?ct=39992.
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