People come in all different shells, templates and forms. None of which can help determine if mental illness is being challenged or at risk. People have learned to how to cope, maneuver and get by with whatever state of mind they might be in.
Mental health is a serious topic, but yet still continues to be taken lightly. RCR! Presents Real Discussions discussed this topic with two experienced therapists within the mental health industry.
Erica Strayhorn James of EJ Counseling and Nathalie Ellis of Esteem Counseling Services were very knowledgeable about the different types and forms of mental illness. What I found to be interesting is that they have clients that are young as 3 years old. The ladies had several examples that they shared to help enlighten us about what mental health is really all about.
A few things that are helpful in dealing with mental illness is journaling daily. This will help in expressing what the person is feeling and dealing with.
Equipping people with information and educating the person about their choices, outlets and strategies are a good practice. Lastly, just practicing self care routines everyday will also help combat in battling mental illness.
It’s also helpful to involve loved ones in the educational process. Like any other illness, getting love and support will help manage any situation better.
Keep in mind that individuals can get to see a therapist just like seeing a primary care physician. Don’t struggle to get mental wellness on your own.
Check out the episode - Our Mental Wellness on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube channel and reach out to these ladies or other mental health professionals or therapists
Erica James Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor - https://www.ejcounselingatl.com/meet-erica
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