Health is something that matters to your whole body—including your mind. When things feel off, it’s natural to go to the doctor to treat their symptoms. While this is a healthy choice, many people overlook healing their minds and don’t recognize physical symptoms in their body that might be caused by stress, anxiety, or depression.
- Poor diet and exercise habits can make us feel bad, which affects how our body translates information to our brain.
- Anxiety, trauma, and stress can lead to poor physical health.
Crosswinds Tip: Making small changes in your life can help you feel like you have a better handle on your mental health and physical health. Make your bed each morning, eat a healthy breakfast, start small. You wouldn’t run a marathon without practicing first.
When Medication Isn’t Enough
- Often, people treat the symptoms of their anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, but they resist seeing a counselor.
Less than half of people who received treatment for mental health have tried counseling.
- Counseling provides you with the opportunity to understand why and how you have the feelings you do.
Crosswinds Tip: By supplementing existing medications with counseling, you can work through your challenges and gain true healing. Consult both your medical doctor and a mental health professional to see what the best course of action is for you.
Whether you are struggling with your mental health or physical health, counseling can help. You don’t have to be depressed or struggling with a mental illness to seek counseling. Connect with a counselor to reach your goals, grow, or just to check-in. Don’t wait until you have a problem, schedule a counseling appointment today.
If you think you could benefit from counseling, contact us today to get matched with a counselor!