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May is Mental Health Month: Celebrate World Meditation Day 5/21 with Recuro Health

May is Mental Health Month: Celebrate World Meditation Day 5/21 with Recuro Health

May 21st marks World Meditation Day, a significant occasion during Mental Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness and promoting mental well-being. Mental health issues are prevalent, with 1 in 5 Americans experiencing mental illness. [3] However, access to adequate care remains a challenge, as only 28% of people live in areas with proper access to mental health professionals, and 70% find the healthcare system difficult to navigate. [1,2] Alarmingly, nearly 6 in 10 individuals with mental illness do not receive any treatment or medication. [4]

Understanding Mental Load

Our daily responsibilities and cognitive efforts, referred to as our “mental load,” significantly impact our mental and physical health. This mental load includes managing tasks and balancing various aspects of life such as relationships, work, health, and home responsibilities. It’s essential to recognize and address the mental load to prevent stress and its adverse effects.

Recognizing Stress

Identifying ongoing stress is crucial, as it can impair cognitive performance and lead to various physical issues, including digestive problems, headaches, weight changes, concentration issues, sleep disturbances, muscle tension, and reduced libido. Taking proactive steps to manage your mental load can significantly improve your overall well-being. Recuro Health is dedicated to breaking down barriers to mental health care and promoting holistic well-being. On this World Meditation Day, let’s prioritize mental health and take proactive steps towards a healthier mind and body.

To manage and reduce your mental load, consider:

  • Prioritizing adequate sleep (7-9 hours per night).
  • Connecting with others.
  • Embracing nature through walks or hikes.
  • Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Taking short breaks to refresh your mind.
  • Limiting tobacco and alcohol consumption.
  • Discussing your concerns with someone.

Comprehensive Behavioral Health

Recuro Health is at the forefront of providing virtual solutions to improve mental well-being. Our services encompass diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and holistic health guidance, breaking down barriers like high costs, wait times, and geographical limitations. Our virtual doctors use established diagnostic tools such as the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria and the Patient Healthcare Questionnaire (PHQ-9) to diagnose conditions like chronic depression and anxiety. Following diagnosis, they can prescribe safe and effective medications, including SSRIs and SNRIs, which are sent directly to the patient’s preferred pharmacy. For conditions requiring in-person support, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, we offer medication refills once the patient is stable. Therapy is a crucial component for many patients dealing with mental health issues. Recuro Health’s virtual primary care and mental health services provide dual therapy, ensuring comprehensive care. Our virtual platform helps overcome common obstacles like high costs, long wait times, and provider shortages.

Holistic Health Guidance

Recognizing that mental and physical health are interconnected, our virtual primary care doctors offer treatment plans that address both aspects. For instance, treating depression can improve adherence to diabetes management plans, showing the importance of an integrated approach. Those with chronic conditions are three times more likely to develop mental health issues, and our services are designed to address both simultaneously. Our behavioral health professionals offer support for anxiety, OCD, ADHD, depression, and more. Through coordinated care and personalized treatment plans, we empower individuals to take control of their mental health.

Specific Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety: We provide evidence-based interventions to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Patients receive personalized treatment plans, including exposure and response prevention therapy.
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): We offer ongoing support and tailored interventions, including behavioral strategies and medication management.*
  • Depression: Virtual consultations help patients explore therapeutic interventions and medication options.
  • Mood Disorders: Regular check-ins and crisis intervention ensure comprehensive care for mood disorders.

(*) Note: Recuro Health does not prescribe controlled substances.

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