Preventative Care is Essential for Your Mental Health, Too

Did you know that one simple step could help save 100,000 lives?

Certainly a shocking statistic! According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, if 90 percent of adults were to receive an annual wellness visit and their age-appropriate health screenings, 100,000 Americans would avoid a preventable death every year.

You read that right.

Preventative care can help save 100,000 lives.

Seeing your doctor for routine check-ups and screenings should be something you do each year. Unfortunately, many don’t. Now, with the coronavirus outbreak, far too many people are skipping essential wellness appointments which can have major consequences when it comes to your health.

Preventative Care for Mental Health

With depression and anxiety on the rise across the country, there’s never been a better time to check in on your mental wellness. How are feeling?

Some people are feeling alone in isolation. Many couples are struggling with the extra “togetherness” of being at home all the time. Some families are feeling overwhelmed by e-learning and telecommuting. Many people feel additional stress about national protests, riots, and politics in general.

It’s OK to not be OK. At Psychiatry Northwest and TMS Washington, we’re committed to helping our patients walk through their struggles to find relief and healing for optimal wellness. Holistic methods take a deeper approach and allow us to treat our patients as a whole. We look at the bigger picture, not just the ailment. These methods of treatment focus on the connections between the mind and body to promote healing.

End The Stigma

Preventing the onset of mental health problems before they occur, and supporting people to stay well, is an important approach to improving mental health in our Seattle community. The first step in preventative care is fighting the stigma surrounding mental health.

The stigma is a serious barrier and one that prevents many people from seeking the care they need. There is an unwarranted level of shame and accusation associated with mental illness that’s been embedded int your society for decades.

Get Back on Track

Early treatment can help you get back on track. Ignoring symptoms allows them to build and manifest in unhealthy ways overtime. Also, in a lot of cases, early intervention can help shorten the duration of treatment and improve your quality of life.
Finding early support for your mental health problems can help you to stay well and improve your quality of life.

You don’t have to suffer- help is available!

Move Forward in Health & Happiness

No matter where you are on your journey, our team is here to help you find mental wellness so you can live your best life. As we move forward, it’s important to think of your mental health as an essential part of your overall wellness. Give our office a call today to learn more about the insurance-covered options and treatment plans offered at Psychiatry Northwest and TMS Washington.

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