Someone once said that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who are aware they have things of concern they need to work on, and those who are in denial. Every person who breathes and thinks (which is all of us), has a responsibility to himself and his loved ones to look at his mental and emotional issues in the cold light of day and assess them honestly.
This attention to mental health is not only right, but it is entirely needful if we want to advance in our careers, improve our family life, and have our best possible experience here on planet earth. It’s part of the mission of The Alpine Clinic, to help our patients mine all the benefits of holistic health so that they lead full and enriching lives.
What proves difficult in this task, however, is identifying all the things that can end up hurting our mental health — identifying and dealing with them in the proper way.
Looking Inside and Out
Mental health is an integral part of who we are as individuals, and the number of things that can affect us can seem almost limitless because they actually are! There isn’t much that doesn’t affect us. Oftentimes, challenges are rooted in the memory of a past trauma, or they could be connected to existential conundrums with which we are currently grappling, and sometimes we carry loads that are entirely too heavy and might threaten to destroy our peace. Perhaps it is possible that our mental well-being could have to do with how we live from day to day? For instance, are we getting enough sleep, engaging in nourishing relationships, eating properly, and taking our health supplements? The list of contributing factors is quite diverse.
Some of the most common areas that can affect our mental wellness include:
- A history of abuse
- Poverty or debt
- Poor physical health
- The loss of a loved one
- Substance abuse
- Traumatic brain injury
- Lack of proper nutrition
- Distorted perceptions
Obviously, this is only the tip of the iceberg, but it presents a good jumping-off point for those who are currently engaged in, or thinking about using a holistic approach to improve or restore their mental wellness.
One thing that is important to note when you begin looking for mental health treatment is that no two people are exactly alike. Even people who suffer from the same traumatic event will process it differently and may need to practice different types of therapeutic techniques. As such, there are numerous different types of psychotherapy, all approaching challenges from a different angle. Likewise, our bodies process trauma individually, and in ways that are unique to us.
At The Alpine Clinic, we believe that mental wellness is one of the major benefits of holistic health, and so we take great joy in instructing our patients about the benefits of everything from engaging in enjoyable leisure activities, to pursuing a more meaningful career, to seeking more education, to eliminating processed foods, to exercise, to weight loss, to homeopathy, to the latest in supplement science. The goal is that by following the treatment plans created by our team of licensed and experienced clinicians, you will be able to fully experience the fruits of a healthy mind, including:
- Hope for a healthier and more productive future
- Finding joy in the things that you love
- Honing good coping skills
- Improving your relationships with others and with yourself
- Processing the root issues of your mental unrest
- Tools to Identify early the warning signs of a relapse
If you are interested in how Alpine Clinic can help improve your mental acuity and emotional well-being, fill out this new patient packet and contact us today to set up a consultation.