Mental health can have to do with early childhood experiences and how we learned to react and communicate with others, and/or it can have to do with current stress or grief. Physical reasons may affect mood and lead to anxiety, depression, or other symptoms even delusions or hearing voices. Imbalance of neurotransmitters or hormones can affect mood and nutrient deficiencies can also be a cause. It is helpful to talk about our problems but a thorough medical physical and consideration of lifestyle choices may also identify issues possibly causing symptoms of mental illness. 

 

*I need to spend more time working on this page in the mean time, there are many resources and information about a variety of types of therapy, early childhood attachment theory and crisis hotline numbers included in the following links:

For more information, other resources I've written regarding mental health:

/Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./

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