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Signs to Look for When Seeking Professional Help for You or a Loved One

Taking care of one’s health is one of the most important things someone can do for themselves. Are you or someone you know struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges, or mental health concerns? It may be time to seek professional help. At La Familia del Paso, we offer services for mental/behavioral health as well as primary care services. Our services such as; counseling, case management, and rehabilitation are designed to help individuals live a more balanced and fulfilling life.


Mental Health conditions are common. Recent statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Health show 1 out of every 5 American adults lives with a mental health condition, while 1 in 25 adults lives with a serious mental health condition.


If a mental health condition goes untreated, it could lead to more severe problems such as:

  • An inability to attend social functions (ex. school, work)

  • Difficulty developing well-functioning relationships

  • Suicide

  • Increase in physical and mental health issues


According to the American Psychological Association, there are two general guidelines when considering whether you or someone you love could benefit from professional services.

The first being, is the problem you or your loved one experiencing distressing?


  • Do you or someone close to you spend some amount of time every week thinking about the problem?

  • Over the past few months, has the problem reduced you or your loved one’s quality of life?

  • Do you feel as if your symptoms are controlling you or putting you or others at risk of harm?

  • Do you feel overwhelmed consistently with daily roles or activities?


And second, is it interfering with some or all aspects in your life?


  • Does the problem take up considerable time (more than an hour per day)?

  • Have you cut down on your work or educational ambitions because of the problem?

  • Are you rearranging your lifestyle to accommodate the problem?

  • Do you persistently feel hopeless, or feeling as if you have no future?


Answering yes to any of these questions could indicate it is time to seek professional help. At La Familia del Paso, our services are curated to each individual’s personal needs. Our services are for both children and adults.


Our devoted team of Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Registered Nurses, Licensed Social Workers, Qualified Mental Health Professionals and Engagement Specialists all work together to help you develop goals, social & life skills, and coping mechanisms. Our mission is to provide the highest level of healthcare to the El Paso, Horizon and San Antonio area. Contact us today if you or someone you know is suffering from mental health or behavioral issues.



References:

1. Benefits of talking therapy. (2018, May 12). NHS. Retrieved from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/benefits-of-talking-therapy

2. How do I know if I need therapy? (2017, July 31). American Psychological Association. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/seeking-therapy.aspx

3. Mental health by the numbers. (2018). National Alliance on Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-by-the-numbers

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