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Most mental health conditions are common, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone. There are many different types that can range from mild to severe, and the signs and symptoms vary depending on the type of condition. Below are just a few of the signs and symptoms that could be related to a mental health condition.

  • Problems concentrating, making decisions, memory disturbance, extreme sadness, excessive worry or fear, become easily aggressive or irritable
  • Withdrawn from enjoyable activities or from relationships with family and friends
  • Unable to perform routine daily functions
  • Extreme changes in appetite or sleep patterns
  • Unexplained aches or pains, digestive problems, fatigue, nausea or other physical symptoms

Left untreated, many mental health conditions can get worse and can have a significant impact on your wellbeing and overall health. There are many options for treating these illnesses, which include therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

Unfortunately, barriers to seeking mental health care exist for a variety of reasons.

  • No insurance / unable to pay / limited healthcare coverage
  • Low perceived need for treatment / belief that one can handle it alone
  • Concerns about confidentiality and disclosure
  • Limited transportation / daily expectations and other life commitments
  • Negative experience with a previous health provider
  • Stigma

If you need assistance in addressing a barrier that is preventing you from seeking care, please contact a Mental Health MN advocate.

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