Mental health and substance use disorders affect approximately 20 percent of the world’s population but there is a great disregard of its devastating effects especially in African communities even though these issues are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Substantial progress is needed to bring effective interventions to the treatment of those suffering from these disorders.
Randomized controlled clinical trials have shown a wide range of psychosocial interventions to be effective in treating these disorders, but these interventions often are not being used in routine care. The gap between what is known to be effective and current practice has been defined as a “quality chasm” for health care in general and for mental health and substance use disorders in particular.
At E-life, help is just s click away because we recognize that mental health is the most underrated medical conditions but yet it is devastating our communities in silence.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and
behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common but help is available at a click. Our experienced professionals are on the other side, reach out for help. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.
Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of
the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from people and usual activities
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Having unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Yelling or fighting with family and friends
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
Experiencing any of these signs, lets talk – Book To Consult