Pre-Cursors to Mental Illness: Warning Signs Your Mental Health Is Slipping

While mental health is something that everyone has, it can decline if proper self-care and maintenance strategies are not enforced in daily life. Many professionals struggle with this concept, because it requires time that seems to readily take away from business demands. The reality is that while it may take a few extra minutes of time, it’s well worth the effort. The better your mental health, the better your company’s ability to run successfully – because you will have the mental capacity to manage and effectively cope with all of the demands and challenges that come with running a business.

If you’ve been feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders lately, it may be a sign that you’ve waited a little too long to practice your self-care. If this is the case, help is still available – but you need to take inventory of your warning signs, first:

  • Prolonged feelings of depression or irritability
  • Feeling extreme highs and lows
  • Withdrawing yourself socially
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Strong feelings of anger
  • Experiencing strange thoughts (delusions) or seeing/hearing/feeling things (hallucinations)
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts

With intense pressure and busy schedules, many professionals believe that alcohol or drugs can “solve” their problems. This form of self-medication may seem beneficial momentarily, but the long-term consequences can be damaging as it can create substance dependency, exacerbating symptoms of addiction. Mental Health America (MHA) emphasizes the importance of accepting one’s feelings, establishing a support network, and seeking counseling to work through major concerns.

Medication and psychotherapy are excellent routes to take for mental illness concerns, and professionals can receive optimal care in a therapeutic environment designed specifically with professionals in mind. You can certainly work on your mental health while running your company – professional treatment centers provide maximum comfort, space, and privacy to allow business executives the opportunity to receive specialized care while carrying out business endeavors.

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