Who should get a mental health screening?
Mental health can be influenced by several different factors; genetic, environmental, and biological. Not everyone’s experience is the same, but mental illness can affect anyone at any time- it doesn’t discriminate.
Mental health issues like depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions. Still, it’s important to see a professional if you are experiencing any symptoms because the more proactive you are about seeking treatment, the better the outcome can be.
Some of the more common symptoms of mental health disorders include:
Drastic changes in eating habits or sleeping patterns
Dramatic mood swings
Frequent bouts of anger or irritability
Inability to focus
Feelings of worthlessness
Thoughts of suicide
You should see your primary care provider or a qualified mental health professional if you’re experiencing these symptoms for longer than a couple of weeks or if the symptoms are so severe that they interfere with your daily routine.