Posted by: frankjwalker | June 26, 2017

Common Mental Health Problems

 

Common Mental Health Issues

Sometimes we get this idea that there are a lot of people out there with mental health issues.

Sometimes we think that we are the only one with an issue.

Here are some stats on the prevalence of mental health problems in the states.

Please understand that to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder there must be significant impact on your daily life functioning.

If the problem is such that you can’t get through a normal day, then you need some kind of professional help.

Most mental health problems can be “cured” or at least brought under control with the right therapeutic interventions.

Anxiety and depression can be a recurring problem in a person’s life and can last for a short duration. Most people have had to deal with both of these problems at one time or another in their lives. When the problems become overwhelming and all consuming, then you may need professional help.

  • Anxiety 18%

Anxiety is the top mental health issue in this country. The stress and pressures of our modern society have increased our anxiousness.

There are a variety of treatments that help to overcome anxiety and many avenues to meet a patient’s particular needs and circumstances.

  • Depression 6.7%

Depression can be a serious problem that can if not treated, ultimately lead to thoughts of suicide.

Talk therapy in conjunction with medication is the number one treatment in dealing with depression.

There are also a number of holistic methods that can be used to decrease depressive thoughts.

  • ADHD 4.1% adults.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.

Though thought of as a childhood mental health issue. Many adults carry the symptoms of ADHD into their adult years. ADHD can be help through therapy and medication. Many adults with ADHD live normal, healthy and creative lives.

  • Bipolar 2.6%

Bipolar disorder has become more prevalent in our society not because there are more adults with the disorder but because it has become a media focus.

With the help of medications and therapy interventions the disorder can be controlled and normalized.

The mood swings of the disorder are the problematic issue in a patience compliance with treatment.

  • Eating disorders.

20 million women and 10 million men have some form of eating disorders.

Our world is and has always been focused on appearance. This focus has caused huge issues among young people, female and males.

Binging, purging and substances can have a serious impact on a person’s health.

Find good counseling to meet your needs.

Resource:

Mic.com/articles 3/24/16

Jessica Eggert

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 23, 2017

Part Five, Ease Depression…

 

Depression and anxiety are the most diagnosed mental health issue.

Many of us have dealt with depression on a short-term basis. . If depression becomes chronic it is well advised to get the help of a professional counselor or medical doctor.

Here are a few ideas to deal with the slumps that depression can cause

Be pro-active in dealing with your depressed mood.

 

 

  • Avoid drugs and alcohol.

Hard drugs, soft drugs and prescription drugs all can have an effect on your mood. Be diligent in your intake and use of any substances.

  • Stick to treatments.

If you’re taking a medication or going for counseling stick with the routine. Medications help, they really do. Just you’re feeling good doesn’t mean you should stop taking them. Ask your doctor but keep on your meds.

If you’re seeing a counselor stay with it. Together you and your counselor should make the decision to end your sessions. Leave the door open so you can return when you feel the need for more counseling help.

 

Source:

www.webmd.com

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

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Cambria, Ca. 93428

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 22, 2017

Part Four, Ease Depression…

 

Depression and anxiety are the most diagnosed mental health issue.

Many of us have dealt with depression on a short-term basis. . If depression becomes chronic it is well advised to get the help of a professional counselor or medical doctor.

Here are a few ideas to deal with the slumps that depression can cause

Be pro-active in dealing with your depressed mood.

 

  • Get involved.

Get involved with people. Join a club. Volunteer with an organization. Do something for others.

  • Have friends and family.

Friends and family can really help with your depressed mood.

You need to establish boundaries. Have friends and be a friend.

  • Sleep

A good night’s sleep is a necessary ingredient for positive mental health. Go to bed on a schedule. Have a bed time ritual. Turn off the tube, relax and go to bed on time. Get up at the same time every day. Sunlight helps with sleep, see above.

Source:

www.webmd.com

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

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walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 21, 2017

Hello Summer!!!

 

Hello Summer

Today is the longest day of the year. And!!!!

The official first day of SUMMER.

Barbecues, picnics, beach trips, swimming pools, watermelon, corn on the cob, vacations and fun in the sun.

 

Posted by: frankjwalker | June 21, 2017

Part Three, Ease Depression…

 

Depression and anxiety are the most diagnosed mental health issue.

Many of us have dealt with depression on a short-term basis. If depression becomes chronic it is well advised to get the help of a professional counselor or medical doctor.

Here are a few ideas to deal with the slumps that depression can cause

Be pro-active in dealing with your depressed mood.

  • Sunlight

It’s recommended that we get 20 minutes of sunlight a day. The sun helps regulate sleep. Helps our bodies produce vitamin D. And just being outdoors helps us feel better. Get outside and feel the sun on your skin. Work on a nice tan too. Wear sunscreen though.

  • Get creative.

Do something with your hands, heart and mind. Create, make, do.

You always wanted to try something. You know what that is. So, do it now. Be a little creative in your life. Learn something new. Do something creative.

  • Be mindful.

Meditate, pray, read thoughtful works of great writers. Look a little deeper at your life and it’s meaning. Think positively about who you are, what you have and where you are going.

 

Source:

www.webmd.com

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

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Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 20, 2017

…They Say Your Name Different…

++love quote

 

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 20, 2017

Part Two, Ease Depression…

 

Depression and anxiety are the most diagnosed mental health issue.

Many of us have dealt with depression on a short-term basis. If depression becomes chronic it is well advised to get the help of a professional counselor or medical doctor.

Here are a few ideas to deal with the slumps that depression can cause

Be pro-active in dealing with your depressed mood.

  • Treat pain.

If you are hurting deal with the pain. Too many times we just hang in there with aches and pains that can be treated. See the dentist, doctor or witch doctor. Get help for your pain.

  • Exercise

Exercise any exercise can help get you out of your slump. Exercise raises all the feel-good stuff in your brain and lasts longer than drugs and substances. You look better and feel better after you exercise. Take a walk with the pet you have after the suggestion above.

  • Exercise with others.

Even better than exercising alone is to exercise with a group. They encourage, prompt and challenge you to get out there and move. Plus, friends that exercise together have tendency to be really good friends and adds to your feelings of wellbeing.

 

 

Source:

www.webmd.com

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 19, 2017

Part One, Ease Depression…

 

Depression and anxiety are the most diagnosed mental health issue.

Many of us have dealt with depression on a short-term basis. . If depression becomes chronic it is well advised to get the help of a professional counselor or medical doctor.

Here are a few ideas to deal with the slumps that depression can cause

Be pro-active in dealing with your depressed mood.

  • Have a pet.

A pet can help ease your depression. Just the simple act of petting your animal friend releases all kinds of feel hormones in your system. Plus, your pet likes it too.

  • Eat smart.

Eat foods that boost your mood. Junk food is called junk food a reason. Eat healthy.

  • Less caffeine.

Slow down on the coffee and caffeinated sodas. They bring you up and give you that buzz you think you need. However, they make it all come crashing down too.

Source:

www.webmd.com

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 16, 2017

Life is not measured…

 

Life is not measured

by the number of breaths

you take

but by the moments

that take your breath away.

 

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Posted by: frankjwalker | June 15, 2017

Good Enough is Enough

Good enough is enough.

Please, I understand.

You want the perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect marriage and the perfect, “whatever”.

But please also understand there is no such thing as perfect.

Perfect just doesn’t exist.

Even if something is perfect it is only temporary. The perfect day, the perfect home run, the perfect meal are all just memories now.

The perfection of those moments had nothing to do with being made perfect, but a lot to do with circumstances beyond any of our control.

The day was perfect because of the weather and the people you were with.

The perfect home run had to have the perfect pitch and timing and ball park it was hit in.

The perfect meal really was all about time, place and who you shared it with.

We are always striving for perfection that isn’t there and never will be.

That perfect place, person or thing just happen. Perfection may never happen.

So, what.

Lower your perfection standards and know that good is OK. Good is great. Good, is enough to give you all you need and desire.

Good enough is enough.

Look for the good enough and hope for moments of perfection.

Be the good enough in the lives of others.

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

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