As a leading home care provider, Care Indeed can offer trained staff to help your loved ones diagnosed with a mental health disorder. However, as a person affected by the disease or a family member offering support, the more you know about the condition, the better you are able to cope.
There are several common types of mental health disorders, though, and some individuals may be diagnosed with one or more. May is Mental Health Awareness month, which is why Care Indeed is launching a series on Mental Health Disorders to better educate our clients, caregivers and community.
Whether you – or a loved one – is coping with anxiety, depression or another type of mental health disorder, the more you know, the better able you are to cope, seek treatment and offer/find support. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year. In addition, the NAMI claims that approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
Learning more about the types of disorders is essential. The most common types of mental health disorders, include, but are not limited to:
A mental health disorder can affect individuals at any stage of life and age. In some cases, the symptoms may be mild, but mental health disorders can also be life threatening.
This is why support and care is essential at the onset of a mental health disorder. It’s important to learn as much about the symptoms and care needed to help support your loved ones. Tap into resources from local and national organizations to boost your knowledge of how the disorder affects everyone involved and to also identify coping skills. In addition, lean on caregivers, such as the qualified staff from Care Indeed, to help with daily living.
Life with any type of mental health disorder is challenging and learning how to accept the challenge is the first step in living life. While you may struggle with grief and loss when coping with the symptoms as a patient, caregiver or family member, the support you need is only a click away.
Care Indeed is committed to providing you the support and in-home caregivers who understand your challenges and daily struggles at work and home. Learn more about how to get the support you need while living with Dementiatoday.
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