What is a Mental Health Screening?
Mental health screenings are a close examination of one’s mental health through a variety of questions and observation by a professional. This look at emotional well-being is designed to catch mental disorders as soon as possible. Nearly half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin at age 14 and 75% by the time patients are 24 years of age. Because of this, it is important to start mental health screenings as early as possible to minimize the effects sneaking up on someone.
Where Do I Get a Mental Health Screening?
Depending upon age there are many ways both in person or in a questionnaire to determine if you may have a disorder. There is also legislation in effect that services youth in schools and qualifying Medicaid students to receive early and periodic screenings.
If you are an adult, start with your primary care provider and let them know what symptoms you are experiencing. This will allow them to dive deeper or refer you to a specialist if needed. Furthermore, for a quick self check-up, there are many online tests that can give you a general idea of your well-being. Mental Health America has a free test that covers many different mental disorders and you can find that here.
The Neuroscience Center is happy to provide a consultation if you find your results may need medical attention. It is our mission to diagnose, provide treatment, and recurring care to improve your disorder, whatever it may be.
Mental Health Stigma
It is often difficult for one to admit they may have a mental health issue and fear that it makes them a lesser human. This is simply not the case, people from all demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds suffer every day around the world. Speak up, whether that means admitting you need help or voicing the issue for a loved one. By doing this we can help break the stigma that surrounds mental health and progress forward.
How Do I Know if I Should Try Ketamine Therapy?
Ketamine therapy is a modern treatment for many different mood disorders and the staff at the Neuroscience Center will help determine that for you. It has helped countless people but our goal is to find what works for you and your condition. Once you have tried an online test or spoke with a primary Doctor you might find yourself a perfect candidate for ketamine therapy.
Keep an Eye on Your Mental Health
No one knows you better than you, so take some time to reflect on your state of mental well-being. Speak with friends and loved ones openly and don’t feel like you have to hide or go it alone. There are resources and people all over the country that dedicate their lives to helping others manage these issues.
Have a Screening with Us
If this has you wondering whether or not you may need treatment, give us a call or fill out the form to schedule a consultation with the Neuroscience Center. This is what we do best and we are here solely for you. A friendly staff member will help guide you on a path to a brighter future.