Many people believe that mental illnesses are rare, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta estimate that more than 50% of Americans are diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime. Most families aren’t prepared when a loved one is diagnosed and patients with the illnesses are left feeling vulnerable and judged. At LoginClinics in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Sarah Harris, LMFT, RPT, can provide a number of different resources and methods to cope with mental illness. If you or a family member are suffering from a mental health issue, go online to book an appointment.
Mental health is a combination of your emotional, psychological, and social wellness. The state of your mental health affects everything, from how to think, act, and feel, to how you relate to others, handle stress, and make personal choices. If left untreated, mental illnesses like continuous stress and depression can also increase your risk of many physical health problems.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Sarah can help you navigate the mental health issues that you struggle with.Go online to make an appointment today.
No one thing causes mental illness. It’s usually a combination of things that increase your risk of mental illness. Some of these include:
Although mental health issues are common, they are also treatable and many patients experience a full recovery.
One of the first ways to address your mental health is with professional treatment. At LoginClinics, Sarah uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help patients understand the thoughts and feelings that are driving their behaviors. During the course of treatment, Sarah helps you identify and change destructive habits that are affecting your emotions and the way you act.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Sarah specializes in treating many different types of mental illnesses, including:
A mental illness that causes patients to feel extreme fear and apprehension more frequently and for longer periods than most people.
Everyone has bad moods, but patients with clinical mood disorders like depression experience prolonged and severe bouts of one mood that greatly affects their general state of mind.
Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness, is a serious brain disorder that causes extreme swings in a patient’s mood and energy.
This mental disorder develops in response to a traumatizing event in a person’s life. The patient remains in “fight” mode long after the danger has passed.
These conditions are difficult to identify because the symptoms often change with each patient. If you are concerned about your own or a family member’s mental health, call 919-679-1880 or email Sarah at link below.