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Mental Health: Invest in Help Sooner

Prioritize Your Mental Health Today

People come to Foundations Counseling LLC with a variety of issues, ranging from relationships to parenting to trauma. In the vast majority of cases, we wish they had come to us sooner. Here's why it's important to prioritize your mental health sooner rather than later.

It can help you alleviate stress. We all know that stress can have a major impact on our mood and sense of well-being. At the same time, research has shown that excessive stress can increase our risk of early death by contributing to health problems, such as heart disease. It can also suppress our immune systems, leaving us more vulnerable to illness. Studies also indicate that high levels of stress can speed up the aging process. Since mental health issues can promote stress, it's best to address these problems as soon as possible, so you can protect your long-term health.

It can help you sleep better. It's quite common for people to have trouble sleeping at night when they ignore their mental health. Studies suggest that inadequate sleep can increase the risk of deadly health issues, including obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Other research indicates that poor sleep could increase a person's risk of developing dementia. If emotional or psychological issues are keeping you up at night, it's best to seek support from a qualified therapist, especially since poor sleep can exacerbate your mental health issues.

It can help you preserve important relationships. Good friends are usually willing to let you bend their ears and offer support or advice. Sometimes, however, friends can start to feel exhausted or overwhelmed by your problems, especially if you refuse to get help. When this happens, your friends may begin pulling away. The same thing can happen with family members and partners, who may feel as though your mental health issues are having an impact on them. Before your struggles begin negatively impacting your partner, children or friends, consider reaching out for help from one of our caring, compassionate therapists.

It can help you learn healthy ways to cope. When the going gets tough, many people rely on alcohol, cigarettes, gambling or drugs to get by. In time, these coping mechanisms may evolve into full-blown addictions that can spin a person's life out of control. If you've noticed an increasing reliance on substances, it's time to look for help. An experienced therapist can help you identify the reasons behind your addictive behavior, so you can learn more constructive ways of coping that won't damage your relationships, career and health.

It can give you the life you deserve. Too many people suffer mental health issues in silence, because they are either ashamed or in denial. According to the National Institute of Mental Health , about one in five people suffer from some type of mental health issue, while countless others struggle to cope with daily stressors which negatively impact their mental well-being. With this in mind, it's clear that mental health issues are extremely common and nothing to be ashamed of. By stepping out of the shadows and seeking support from a qualified therapist, you can learn to overcome your problems, so you can start living your best life.

Our caring therapists can help you overcome life's greatest challenges. Contact us today!