What is Mental health services?

If you are concerned about your mental health you should first visit your GP. GPs, in combination with counsellors, can successfully treat some less complex mental health conditions such as mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and some eating disorders.

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Many people underestimate the impact mental health conditions can have on individuals, society and the economy as a whole. At any given time, one person in six is experiencing anxiety or depression, and mental illness accounts for a third of all illnesses in the UK.


Emotional Health

Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed sometimes. But with a mental illness, these feelings do not go away and are severe enough to interfere with your daily life. It can make it hard to meet and keep friends, hold a job or enjoy your life.


Narcissistic personality disorder

There's no known way to prevent narcissistic personality disorder with any certainty. Getting treatment as soon as possible for childhood mental health problems may help. Family therapy may help families learn healthy ways to communicate or to cope with conflicts or emotional distress. Parents with personality disorders may benefit from parenting classes and guidance from therapists or social workers.


Sleep: Understanding the Basics

Sleep is defined as a state of unconsciousness from which a person can be aroused. In this state, the brain is relatively more responsive to internal stimuli than external stimuli. Sleep should be distinguished from coma. Coma is an unconscious state from which a person cannot be aroused. Sleep is essential for the normal, healthy functioning of the human body. It is a complicated physiological phenomenon that scientists do not fully understand. Historically, sleep was thought to be a passive state. However, sleep is now known to be a dynamic process, and our brains are active during sleep. Sleep affects our physical and mental health, and is essential for the normal functioning of all the systems of our body, including the immune system. The effect of sleep on the immune system affects ones ability to fight disease and endure sickness.

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Foreign Body Ingestion

Foreign body ingestion is the swallowing of an object other than food. This commonly happens in adults with mental health problems, including those affected by drugs or alcohol. Prisoners often swallow objects on purpose in the hope that they will be transferred to a hospital. Once an object is swallowed, it may get stuck in the esophagus or get trapped in the stomach. The esophagus is the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Swallowed objects usually pass through the entire digestive tract and out of the anus (rear end) without problems.



Care Services Improvement Partnership (2006). Designing Primary Care Mental Health Services

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Mental health conditions can be complicated to treat as they can impact on a wide range of issues, such as housing, employment, relationships and physical wellbeing.