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How To Tell You Have Been Ignoring Your Mental Illness Symptoms

by on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

We unfortunately live in a world where people tell you to tough it out when you are feeling shaky, overwhelmed, or depressed. It may seem like asking for help is a sign of weakness or you feel like you cannot afford to get any help. If you realize that your mental illness symptoms are too strong, you need to stop ignoring them and get help. 

Intense Worry or Anger

If you are constantly feeling impatient or angry, it means that you are keeping something inside. You are not telling anyone what is in your mind that you feel like it is eating you up inside. Being angry all the time can mean that you are feeling anxiety or depression. You can also feel burnout if your mental illness is going unnoticed for a long time. You could feel worn out from too much going on at once and not doing anything about it.

Trouble Sleeping

Having mental health issues can make it hard for you to fall asleep. The same goes for not being able to sleep making your mental illness symptoms worse. Your thoughts can be very loud in your head that you are having trouble putting them to rest for the night. If you improve your sleep, you can improve your mental health. A doctor or therapist can help you if things get worse with your sleep and can give you advice like making sure the room is completely dark, listening to music, writing your thoughts in a journal, etc.

Diet Change

Feeling anxiety or depression can make it hard to eat. You may be experiencing too many negative thoughts or feelings that you feel you cannot fill your stomach. It is possible at another time before you experienced mental illness symptoms that you would have a healthy appetite. If you notice any appetite changes, this shows that your mental illness symptoms are getting in the way of eating.

Isolation

It is one thing to separate yourself from others for a short time to give yourself some breathing room, but it is another always isolate yourself. Your friends and family are people that you should want to spend time with. Not wanting to and not knowing why can mean you are feeling depressed that they do not need you or anxious that something will go wrong. Uncaging your mental illness symptoms is a great way of healing yourself.

Located in Centennial, Colorado, Restoration Therapy works with patients who are struggling with addiction, intimacy disorders, and trauma who are seeking treatment. In order to offer patients a more holistic view on healthy sexuality, Restoration Therapy offers individualized and group therapy, workshops, psycho-educational classes, and more to restore the harm brought on by addiction and intimacy issues. For more information, please call us at (720) 446-6585 as we are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

About Kyle Beard

Chris Simon founded Restorations Therapy Center to help those struggling with sexual addiction to discover health and wholeness for themselves as well as for their marriage and family. The havoc addiction brings is not compartmentalized to one area of life, but influences marriage, family, work, friendship and more. Chris experienced the turmoil of addiction in his own life. Through his own recovery journey, he strives to help others in the throes of addiction to experience the freedom and joy he lives today. Chris received in Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health, working solely with individuals struggling with sexual addiction his entire career. He trained under Dr. Tom Olschner, a psychologist working with sexual addictions for over thirty years, gaining a breadth of experience and knowledge from a renown therapist. A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) is the only certification in existence for sexual addiction recovery, which Chris has pursued with fervor. You can contact Chris via email at Chris@RestorationsTherapy.com or telephone at (720) 446-6585

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