Mental Health

Mental health is a broad topic and is a key part of our overall well-being. Mental health refers to the way in which we are aware of our own abilities and can cope relatively well with the ups and downs of life.

Talking therapies such as counselling are considered effective forms of mental health support.

Mental health issues can have a profound impact on how we think, feel and behave. They can range from the daily worries we all have from time to time, to serious long-term problems that require treatment to manage effectively.

Mental health issues with neurotic symptoms include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • phobias
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • panic disorders.

Mental health issues with psychotic symptoms include:

  • schizophrenia
  • eating disorders
  • substance abuse
  • bipolar disorder
  • personality disorder.

Often people have to learn to live with their problems. They may find everyday situations such as work and socialising particularly difficult.

Some of the challenges faced include:

  • social stigma
  • going to work
  • going to school
  • relationships
  • parenting
  • physical health

Who can help you?

Counselling services in the North Coast Causeway area of Northern Ireland, we can offer you an initial telephone consultation for 15/20 minutes free of charge for you to discuss the reason you are seeking counselling.