October 10, 2017

The Importance of Mental Health on Overall Health

Patients struggling with mental health often have a more difficult time managing their overall health.

Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, psychological and social well-being. It impacts how one thinks, feels and acts. Because of the broad scope and impact of mental health, at Landmark we refer to mental health as “behavioral health.” And it’s a strong part of our care model.

We consider the behavioral health needs of each of our patients. In fact, all of our home-based providers are educated in treating behavioral health issues and we also have specialty providers that include psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, technicians and social workers.

Our behavioral health care is driven by patient need. It may include help managing any of the following conditions or situations:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Memory Loss
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Mood Disorders, including seasonal affective disorder
  • Living or Service Needs
  • and beyond

World Mental Health Day is a good reminder that it is important to talk about mental health. It’s more common than you may think. In fact, one in five adults in America – 43.8 million people – experience mental illness. This is 18.5% of our total population. (Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness)

It’s important to know that recovery from most behavioral health problems is possible. If you or a loved one is suffering from a behavioral health problem, please talk to someone. If you are a Landmark patient, know that we are here for you and we encourage you to call us any time, as you would for any medical issue.

Patients in the Landmark program can reach a provider by calling 877-240-3112.