What is mental health?

Mental health refers to the social, emotional, and psychological components of your well-being that affect the way you think, act, and feel. Your ability to manage stress, resolve conflicts, and relate to your peers largely depends on the state of your mental health. That’s why caring for your mental and physical health are equally important.

What influences mental health?

As you age, many factors can influence your mental health, including:

  1. Genetics
  2. Brain chemistry
  3. Interpersonal relationships
  4. Mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.)
  5. Traumatic life experiences
  6. Economic hardship
  7. Physical health

At Journey2Wellness, LLC, Latrice can help identify factors in your life that are contributing to your mental health challenges to determine the appropriate treatment.

What are the most common mental health disorders?

Mental health disorders affect millions of Americans each year. While many mental health disorders can affect your mood and behavior, the most common are:


Depression is a common mental health disorder that causes feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Individuals with depression often lose interest in activities they once loved, disconnect from family and friends, and experience changes in their sleep habits. Counseling and medication can help you navigate the physical and mental challenges of depression.


Anxiety disorders lead to excessive worry or fear. There are many different anxiety disorders, including phobias, that can interfere with your quality of life. Identifying the cause of your anxiety allows Latrice to create an individualized treatment plan for you.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a disorder that impacts your ability to concentrate, stay organized, and control impulsive behaviors and emotions. Though many individuals receive an ADHD diagnosis during childhood, the disorder can continue through adulthood.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health disorder that causes severe mood swings, including mania (high-energy periods) and depressive episodes.

How can I improve my mental health?

Many lifestyle modifications and treatments can help improve your mental health. After a complete evaluation, Latrice can create an individualized treatment plan for you that may include:

  1. Dietary changes
  2. Increasing exercise
  3. Limiting alcohol and caffeine consumption
  4. Medication
  5. Supplements
  6. Stress management
  7. Coping strategies
  8. Counseling or therapy
  9. Changes in sleep habits

To learn more about mental health, call Journey2Wellness, LLC or request to schedule an appointment with the online form today.

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