Quality of life is often correlated to an individuals’ mental health. When mental health issues are left untreated the consequences can be detrimental to the individual and have a negative impact on their ability to maintain and establish healthy familial connections. As a marriage and family therapist, Roseann Bennett has helped many families work through issues that could have ultimately lead to separation or divorce by identifying and treating underlying causes related to mental health issues.
According to recent studies, in a given year, 15 million American adults or about 7% of the U.S. population suffers signs and symptoms related to major depression. While some episodes of depression are acute and can be described as a natural response to a traumatic event, other episodes can be chronic and more pervasive.
As the co-founder of The Center for Assessment and Treatment, Roseann Bennett has dedicated much of her research and clinical efforts towards alleviating the long-term consequences depression can have within relationships. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Roseann practices a holistic and systematic approach when administering treatment plans for family therapy, medication management and psychological evaluations.
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In accordance with mental health awareness month, below are some tips Roseann recommends people use to stay consciously aware of their overall well-being.
Talk to Someone
Often when a person is experiencing problems and showing signs and symptoms of mental health issue it can difficult for the individuals or family members to identify the cause of these issues. That is why, talking to a trusted professional can prove beneficial. Professional are trained in creating a safe environment, free from stigma to help individuals address issues that result from an underlying mental illness. Go To This Page for additional information.
Pay Attention to Stress
Roseann Bennett claims that recognizing the signs of stress is the first step towards properly managing it. Stress can appear as physical symptoms such as headaches, indigestion, or changes in skin and hair. Stress can also mimic psychological disorders and appear as changes in behavior. Having a healthy response to stress can change the trajectory of an individual’s overall health.
Positive thinking and releasing the need to control every aspect of one’s life has proven to have positive effects on a person’s ability to cope with and manage their mental health.