Preventive mental health involves routine checkups and monitoring one’s health. One eats, showers, and has a set daily routine. Maintaining physical health involves annual physical checkups with a registered physician. This should also stand true for mental and spiritual wellbeing. And this is essential to our health as a whole.
Medical research is showing more evidence that supports what our ancestors have known that DIS-EASE causes disease. Thus, we can not ignore our mental health. Dr. Seif recommends yearly check-ups for mental health for her patients due to the ever-increasing stress in their daily lives.
Who Should Seek Preventive Health?
Preventive mental health is recommended for everyone, especially people with a genetic predisposition to mental health disorders and or those going through very stressful situations.
How Does Preventive Mental Health Help?
The point of preventive mental health is to prevent a disorder from developing. For those with a diagnosed mental health disorder, preventive health aims to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and frequency of episodes. For those without a diagnosis, however, preventive health provides coping mechanisms to protect the patient from developing problems in the future. Some people are more susceptible to mental health disorders than others. Therefore, it is recommended to consult a mental health expert.
Dr. Seif is a board-certified psychiatrist with a subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She strongly believes in the importance of early intervention and prevention of mental health issues. She can also help patients manage stress and prioritize their mental well-being. With the right tools and mental supervision, living life to the fullest is a possibility.