Assuming adult responsibilities includes maintaining a healthy body, brain, and mind. It means eating a good diet, getting quality sleep, and processing through complex emotions. While young adults handle their physical, social, and emotional health needs independently, they should take notice of any shift or imbalance in overall wellness. After all, early adulthood is a crucial developmental period, especially for the brain. Current research points out that many serious mental health concerns, like psychiatric illness and substance abuse disorders arise throughout early adulthood; however, few young adults receive therapy at the onset of their condition. If left untreated, mental health concerns can escalate, causing problems in school, work, or in relationships with others. Young adults who are experiencing the onset of a mental health concern, like depression or anxiety, should be proactive in seeking professional treatment.
Mental wellness encompasses social and emotional health. While young adults, oftentimes with the support of their family, seek mental health help, they benefit from social opportunities throughout the therapeutic process. Programs that include group therapy and/or additional outlets for social interactions, support young adults in practicing the social and emotional skills it takes to enhance mental wellness.
Benefits of groups
As young adults take part in mental health programming, for concerns like addiction, eating disorders, or psychiatric illness, group therapy serves as a professionally guided environment that ultimately supports mental wellness. Continue reading Social Opportunities Throughout the Therapeutic Process are Beneficial to the Mental Wellness of Young Adults