Mental Health Specialist

Tranquil Soul Counseling

Mary K. Tatum, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) & Health and Wellness Coach located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Your overall wellness comprises your mental, emotional, and physical health. While your physical health may get attention because of obvious illness or injury, your mental health is equally important to your overall well-being. At Tranquil Soul Counseling in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Mary K. Tatum, MS, LMHC, a licensed psychotherapist, offers customized counseling services to help you improve and protect your mental health. Call Tranquil Soul Counseling or schedule an appointment online today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Your mental health is your ability to realize your full potential, cope with stress, and be a productive member of your community. It is a critical component of your overall health and wellness.

Good mental health doesn’t necessarily mean feeling happy or “up” all the time, but that you experience a range of thoughts and emotions and are able to cope with negativity as well as positivity in your life.

What are signs of poor mental health?

Poor mental health manifests in a variety of conditions. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders in America today. Anxiety causes intense and disruptive fears and worries about future events, everyday responsibilities, and specific situations or objects.

Depression is another common mental health condition. While everyone feels sad from time to time, depression causes intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that last for extended periods of time.

Other signs of mental health issues include:

  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Changes in appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Increased use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs
  • Irritability
  • Persistent intrusive thoughts
  • Poor concentration and indecisiveness

Another indicator of poor mental health are thoughts of self-harm or suicide. If you’re considering hurting yourself, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate help.

How can I improve my mental health?

If you’re concerned about your mental health, ask for help. Working with a compassionate and experienced psychotherapist like Mary K. can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Talking about your feelings can help you to both resolve your emotions and memories and recognize how they affect your behaviors. Once you understand what’s motivating your behavior, you can take steps to make healthier and safer choices.

In addition to seeking counseling, you can improve your mental health by practicing self-care. This includes eating well and getting regular exercise. You should avoid tobacco products and drugs, and if you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation.

It’s also important to maintain your relationships with friends and family, as having strong social support contributes to a sense of well-being. Additionally, you can practice a hobby that you feel good at and boosts your self-esteem.

Call Tranquil Soul Counseling or schedule a consultation online today for expert counseling services to help you enhance your mental health.

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