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The Importance of Emotional and Mental Health for Young Adults

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The Importance of Emotional and Mental Health for Young Adults

Emotional and mental health is a critical part of well-being. Unfortunately, many young adults struggle with mental health and emotional wellness without support. Young adults can be secretive, making it hard to ask others for help. Hormonal changes also cause teens to struggle with mental and emotional wellbeing. A mental health treatment program for young adults can help.

If you or a young man in your life needs mental and emotional support, call Red Oak Recovery® today. Our programs help men ages 18-30 recover from addiction and co-occurring disorders in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Reach us today at 866.457.7590 to learn more about the benefits of our holistic mental health treatment programs.

What Is Mental and Emotional Health?

Western medicine looks at the body by systems. While this is effective for surgery and local infections, holistic healing can be more effective for overall healing. Mental and emotional health are integral components of holistic or general health. Mental health is a person’s mood and ability to stabilize their mood from day to day. Emotional health is someone’s ability to withstand difficult emotions, understand their emotions, and recover from emotional pain safely.

Moods and emotions shift from moment to moment. How well we handle those shifts determines how healthy our minds and emotions are. Both mental health and emotional health contribute to physical and spiritual wellness. Unfortunately, many young adults lack comprehensive emotional and mental health help resources.

Mental and Emotional Health for Young Adults

Young adulthood is a difficult time. It’s also the perfect time to build emotional resilience and understand how mental health and emotions impact day-to-day life. Unfortunately, many young adults live with undiagnosed mood disorders that impact mental and emotional wellness. Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder are all mental health disorders that affect emotional health. Signs of mood disorders in young adults include:

  • Erratic behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Self-isolation
  • Changes in hygiene, eating, and sleeping habits
  • Drug-seeking behavior
  • Anger, reckless behavior, or trouble managing emotions

These are only a few signs a young adult in your life is struggling with mental and emotional health. When talking about mental health, it’s important to remember that mental and emotional health go hand in hand. While many young adults don’t know how to ask for help or recognize signs of mood disorders, they will not respond well to confrontation. To talk to a young adult in your life about mental and emotional health, stay curious, ask questions, and show non-judgemental support.

Mental Health Treatment for Young Adults in North Carolina

If a young man in your life is showing signs of mental health trouble, know you’re not alone. Now is the time to call Red Oak Recovery® for support. Red Oak Recovery® uses traditional and alternative therapies for mental health and addiction recovery. Young men ages 18-30 at Red Oak Recovery® enjoy yoga, meditation, and wilderness therapy in conjunction with traditional behavioral therapies. Our dual diagnosis treatment helps clients uncover and treat underlying mood disorders during addiction recovery. Our holistic treatment center helps clients with:

  • Process addictions (video games, smartphones, internet, and social media)
  • Disordered eating
  • Drug addiction
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders

Men at Red Oak Recovery® focus on outdoor therapies to disconnect from social pressures and reconnect to themselves. Through a range of ecotherapy options, clients build resilience, destress, and gather tools for long-term healing.

Learn More About Mental Health Treatment at Red Oak Recovery®  Today

If a young man you know is struggling, Red Oak Recovery® can help. Call us today at 866.457.7590 or use our convenient online form to learn more about our holistic treatments and get started with mental health treatment.