What Is Outpatient Mental Health Treatment?
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by Mark Fultz
3w ago
When life gets hard, it’s easy to turn inward rather than asking for help. Some people don’t feel comfortable admitting that they are struggling, while others may not realize that there is even a problem. However, when daily tasks become too difficult or when you just aren’t feeling like yourself, reaching out is essential. Friends and family can help, but professionals can be the best solution. That’s where Davis Behavioral Health comes in to play. Davis Behavioral Health’s outpatient mental health services are designed to provide support and healing when things are tough. We offer a wide ran ..read more
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5 Warning Signs of Mental Illness
Utah Valley University | Student Health Blog
by Administrator
3M ago
Mental wellness is a necessity, not a luxury. It’s a mainstay of a satisfying, healthy and fulfilling life. But daily stresses (those most of us know too well) can derail mental wellness. Left unchecked, chronic stress may contribute to physical health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and others. But chronic stress can do more than undermine physical health; it can open the door for lasting mental problems—such as depression and various anxiety disorders. Indeed, prevention is the best medicine. Actively working to improve your mental health ..read more
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How To Find a Psychiatrist
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by Mark Fultz
3M ago
The decision to ask for help with your mental well-being can be difficult, but it may be the best choice that you could make for yourself and your loved ones. If you haven’t ever worked with a psychiatrist, you may not know where to start. Keep in mind, psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors, so they differ slightly from therapists in that they can prescribe medication. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, here are six tips to help you narrow down your search to find the provider who is the right fit for you. Ask For Psychiatrist Referrals A good starting point is to ask people you ..read more
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Reasons to See a Therapist
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by Administrator
3M ago
Seeking therapy, unfortunately, can come with its fair share of embarrassment or shame. Pursuing professional counsel for mental health concerns has been stigmatized and labeled as something that “only those with mental disorders need.” The reality is that many people would benefit from therapy, whether or not they have a diagnosed mental illness. Seeing a therapist can be part of a person’s overall mental and emotional well-being. While effective therapy can be extremely worthwhile for many, it is critically necessary for some, especially those with mental illnesses, such as anxiety, depressi ..read more
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The 5 Most Common Mental Disorders
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by Administrator
3M ago
Mental health disorders, sometimes referred to as mental illnesses, affect the thoughts, moods and behaviors of those impacted. Although there is no clear link between genetics and the likelihood of having a mental health disorder, lifestyle factors such as diet, substance abuse and an individual’s activity can influence the onset of depression, anxiety and other conditions. Mental health disorders may be occasional or chronic. And they affect an individual’s ability to relate to others and function day to day. While there are some steps to improve overall mental health, some disorders are mor ..read more
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What Are Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services?
Utah Valley University | Student Health Blog
by Mark Fultz
3M ago
People who live with mental illness often require help in most aspects of their lives, which may include employment, relationships, education and home life. While treating the symptoms of mental illness is essential to a person’s mental wellbeing, assistance with other parts of life that may be challenging can help make sticking with treatment and finding independence possible. We’ll go into detail about the benefits of psychosocial rehabilitation services. Psychosocial rehabilitation is an approach that is designed to give support to those struggling with the impact of mental illness in their ..read more
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What Is Group Therapy and How Does It Work?
Utah Valley University | Student Health Blog
by Mark Fultz
3M ago
When you’re struggling with mental health issues, you may feel as though you are completely alone. Finding a support system can be beneficial to most people, and one of those supports can come from group therapy. Like traditional psychotherapy, group therapy gives you the opportunity to talk through your stresses, symptoms and concerns in a safe environment but with other individuals and a therapist rather than one-on-one with a therapist. For many people, group therapy is a positive addition to their treatment plan. It may give them a sense of community that they are lacking, along with the o ..read more
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Why Are Mental Health Services Important for Children?
Utah Valley University | Student Health Blog
by Mark Fultz
3M ago
As adults, we all know that mental wellness is as important as physical wellness, and the same is true for children. Ensuring that they have good emotional regulation and access to mental health therapy when needed can make a big impact in the lives of children of all ages, including teens. Children and their families can face difficulties if mental conditions are left untreated, making access to mental health services essential. Our community relies on healthy, functioning families that can contribute to their schools, neighborhoods and anyone they come in contact with. Davis Behavioral Healt ..read more
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What Causes Mental Illness and Can It Be Prevented?
Utah Valley University | Student Health Blog
by Mark Fultz
3M ago
Generally speaking, mental illness refers to a huge range of conditions that can impact someone’s behaviors, moods and thoughts. Some mental illness disorders are temporary and mild, while others can be chronic and severe that may lead to mental health problems. For some people, mental illness is not something that they have to work to maintain, but for some it can be a lifelong challenge that requires constant effort and attention. In many cases, mental illness can negatively impact an individual’s life, as well as the lives of those with whom he or she interacts. It may make daily tasks, rel ..read more
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What Is a Mental Health Therapist?
Utah Valley University | Student Health Blog
by Mark Fultz
3M ago
What Is a Mental Health Therapist? Living with a mental health condition can present many challenges, affecting relationships, employment, physical well-being and more. And leaving mental health conditions untreated can cause these challenges to snowball, which is why it is so important to find a mental health therapist who can help you work through your concerns and offer treatment plans to get you back to living your best life. But what is a mental health therapist? What do they do and what treatment options can they offer? Find out more about these mental health services and how Davis Behav ..read more
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