So you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Now what?
For many people, being diagnosed with a mental health condition may seem like the end of the world. I choose to look at it differently. I believe that being accurately diagnosed with a mental health concern is a blessing! If you believe you’ve been misdiagnosed with a mental health condition, click here.
My reason for saying that it’s a blessing to be accurately diagnosed with a mental health condition is this: whether it be anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, disordered eating, substance dependency, panic disorder, or something else, if there happens to be a physiological process taking place in your body that you recognize as outside of the norm, knowing exactly what is going on is the first step to correcting the problem and returning to a normal state.
Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition or you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health condition for years, understanding your diagnosis is the first step towards making changes that will positively impact your mental health.
So You've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Health Condition. Now What?
This page will be the resource center for individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. I want to ensure that you feel that your concerns are being heard and that you have the resources you need in order to receive the best care possible. If you can think of any, please leave a comment below letting me know what resources you, as an individual who has been diagnosed with one or more mental health conditions, need to enjoy optimal health. I’ll see what we can do and post all new resources on this page (in addition to placing them on the Resources page, of course) so that you can see all of the resources pertaining to this topic in one location.
First things first: If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition, there are a few things you need to know. The first thing you’ll need to know is that medication is not the only way to address mental health concerns and in many cases, it shouldn’t be the first intervention. While medication certainly has its place, there are many other less invasive therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and nutritional and herbal therapies that you can use to address a variety of mental health concerns. My philosophy has always been to choose the least invasive and most effective therapy, that is, the therapy that does the job while bringing you the fewest unwanted side effects.
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If you were diagnosed with a mental health condition years ago and you take pharmaceutical medication in order to manage your concerns, you can still utilize other non-pharmaceutical interventions along with your medication to help you manage your mental health. Whether you take medication or not, you can benefit from using behavioral therapy, counseling, nutritional and herbal therapies, and other non-pharmaceutical interventions to improve your mental health and get your life back.
If you’re interested in my free upcoming training about the connection between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain and how to optimize your cut for optimal mental wellness or any of my other trainings, make sure you’ve subscribed to my email list.