Risk Factors Stressful life situations, such as financial problems, the death of a loved one, or a divorce. An ongoing (chronic) medical condition, such as diabetes Brain damage as a result of severe injury (traumatic brain injury), such as a violent blow to the head There is no single cause for mental health disorders, but rather they may be due to a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. People who have a family history of mental health disorders may be more likely to develop them at some point. Changes in brain chemistry from substance abuse or dietary changes can also cause mental disorders.
Psychological and environmental factors, such as education and social exposure, can form the basis for harmful thought patterns associated with mental disorders. Only a certified mental health professional can provide an accurate diagnosis of the causes of a given disorder. Improve mental health through prevention and ensure access to adequate and quality mental health services. Mental Health America's S2S (Screening 2 Supports) is an educational program designed to help inform people about their options for getting help for mental health problems.
A logical model for integrating mental health into chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Despite these figures, the global median public health expenditure on mental health is less than 2%. Only a face-to-face session with a qualified mental health professional can begin to diagnose a mental health disorder with any degree of accuracy, because that professional has an external point of view and can pick up subtle cues.