Mental Health

Get To Know Mental Health


Mental Health Statistics

“19.86% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. Equivalent to nearly 50 million Americans. 4.91% are experiencing a severe mental illness. The state prevalence of adult mental illness ranges from 16.37% in New Jersey to 26.86% in Utah. According to SAMHSA, Any Mental Illness (AMI) is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, other than a developmental or substance use disorder. Any mental illness includes persons who have mild mental illness, moderate mental illness, and serious mental illness.”

“What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry

Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Early Warning Signs

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

Eating or sleeping too much or too little

Pulling away from people and usual activities

Having low or no energy

Feeling numb or like nothing matters

Having unexplained aches and pains

Feeling helpless or hopeless

Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual

Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared

Yelling or fighting with family and friends

Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships

Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head

Hearing voices or believing things that are not true

Thinking of harming yourself or others

Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Learn more about specific mental health problems and where to find help.


Mental Health and Wellness

Positive mental health allows people to:

Realize their full potential

Cope with the stresses of life

Work productively

Make meaningful contributions to their communities


Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

Getting professional help if you need it

Connecting with others

Staying positive

Getting physically active

Helping others

Getting enough sleep

Developing coping skills

Learn more about the importance of prevention and wellness.


Get Help

Learn how to talk about mental health or how to get help for yourself or someone you care about at GeeVida health.



Health Management Mental Health

The Importance of Mental Health


Mental illness affects almost everyone at some point in their lifespan from mild to severe. People struggling with their mental health suffer not only mentally but physically. To optimize our health & wellbeing, we must heal from the inside out. Together we can find a treatment for disturbances in our daily lives that can keep us from living our healthiest & happiest. 

Most people are left untreated & never ask for help. Mental illness contributes to higher medical expenses, poor performance at school and/or work, fewer employment opportunities, unhealthy relationships, increased risk of harm or suicide, etc.

GeeVida Health wants to make sure every individual that suffers with mental health gets the proactive personalized care they deserve & need. Together is better.

What is Mental Illness?

A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain. It causes mild to extreme disruption in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to deal with everyday demands of life. There are many factors that can lead to mental illness & every individual is unique. Research is starting to uncover the complicated causes of these diseases. Main causes include genetics, brain chemistry & structure, experiencing trauma and/or having another medical condition, like heart disease or other chronic illnesses. The two most common mental health conditions are: Anxiety Disorders & Mood Disorders.

How Can You Help?

If you know someone struggling with mental illness or are personally suffering, the best thing you can do is ask for help. There are so many resources available. Working with a professional with your mental health like any other health issue is the first step to living the best version of you. Life can get hard. With life being so fast paced & constantly changing, mental illness is more prevalent than ever with high stress daily lifestyles, high work demand, social anxieties, previous experiences, etc! Meeting with a professional will only help you better understand yourself & how your mental health might be holding you back from living the life you want & deserve.

The GeeVida Health Team is here for you! Let us be your “Doc in your pocket”. You can get signed up for your first appointment here – – In best health.