When it comes to staying healthy and well, we cannot ignore the importance of mental wellbeing.

Almost one in every five Australians suffers from some kind of mental illness. And the causes could range from increased long-term stress, alcohol and substance abuse, low self esteem, social factors such as family breakdowns and violence, isolation as well as biological factors like hormonal issues, chemical imbalances and the like.

But why is it so important?

 Mental health can influence how a person thinks, feels and behaves, and could manifest in the form of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders and more. Those who suffer from these might feel themselves trapped in repetitive cognitive patterns, even if they recognise the illness. This can have far reaching consequences not only on their own lives, but even those around them. And this is why, it helps to seek professional help if you suspect you, or someone you know might be suffering from mental illness.

Pakenham Medical Clinic has specialised doctors, experienced in different aspects of mental health, including trauma and pain management, substance abuse, relationship, parenting and work related stress management, anxiety, depression and more, for adults and kids alike.

Read more about mental health here: https://pakenhammedicalclinic.com.au/mental-health/