Mental Health

Mental Health is very important for one’s overall well-being. Staying healthy involves more than a physical aspect; it also includes maintaining strong mental health. By maintaining this, you can open yourself up to realizing your full potential, cope with the stresses in life, work productively, and make meaningful contributions to the community. You can keep up positive mental health by connecting with others, staying positive, being physically active, helping others, getting enough sleep, developing coping skills, or reaching out and getting professional help. Some people don’t realize that they have a mental health problem; there are indicators that can help them learn that they do.

Some symptoms that can be early indicators are: eating or sleeping too much or too little, pulling away from others and activities, having little to no energy, experiencing severe mood swings, feeling numb or like nothing matters, and having feelings of hurting yourself or others. There are many factors that can lead to behavioral health problems, such as biological factors, life experiences, and family history. These could include things such as genes, infections, traumatic events, or long-term substance abuse. A common myth associated with mental health is that people with these problems cannot manage having a job. This isn’t true, since those with mental problems can be just as, if not more, productive as those without.

When it comes to recovery, most people with mental health problems can get better. Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that happen over time. The first step is getting help.

We’re Here for You

Here at the HRCSB, we offer many different services related to assisting those in their mental health recovery process.  If you need help, please reach out and call us or find more information through this website.

To find where all of our services are listed click here,

Kathleen Voss
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board