How can I recognize mental health concerns?
|Mental Health Condition||Percentage of People With Mild Stroke With This Condition:||Signs or Symptoms May Include:|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder|
Is it possible to have more than 1 mental health condition?
Toughing it out vs getting help
What will my health care provider do?
What is the treatment for mental health conditions?
|What is the Name of the Treatment?||Who Benefits From the Treatment?||What Would the Treatment Look Like for You?|
|People with all mental health conditions||Exercise promotes good mental health. You would engage in a range of physical activity such as|
| Pacing for fatigue|
|People with fatigue||Pacing is a strategy developed in collaboration with a health care professional. You would learn the amount of energy you have in a typical day and then plan your day accordingly.|
|Socialize with friends and family and continue regular routines||People with anxiety or depression||You would try to maintain your routines, like getting out of bed and getting dressed at the same time every day. You would also work to remain engaged in your previous social activities, such as going to religious services or civics groups.|
| Support groups for people with mild stroke and their family members|
|People with mental health conditions and family members||You and your family members would share your stroke recovery story to a group of peers. You would hear your peers’ stories and learn what strategies they have found most helpful.|
| Acceptance & commitment therapy|
|People with anxiety or depression||You would talk with a psychologist or counselor to recognize your reactions to life events. Then you would select actions that are consistent with your goals and values.|
| Behavioral activation|
|People with depression||You would talk with a psychologist or counselor to identify activities that you used to enjoy. Then you would try to re-engage and become more active.|
| Cognitive-behavioral therapy|
|People with anxiety, depression, sleep issues, or fatigue||You would talk with a psychologist or counselor to identify negative thoughts. Then you would finding new positive ways to think and develop new coping strategies.|
| Medications for stroke and side effects of medications|
National Stroke Association. Medications.
|People with all mental health conditions||People with mild stroke often get medications to manage their health and reduce the risk of having another stroke. In some people, their existing medications can cause side effects (like fatigue and depression). A doctor and pharmacist would evaluate your current medications and may adjust medications to improve mental health.|
| Medications for mental health|
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental health medications.
|People with all mental health conditions||Doctor may prescribe a new medication specifically for the treatment of mental health issues.|
What should I do in a mental health crisis?
|If you want more information…|
|American Stroke Association||Learn more about stroke and find stroke-based supports.||http://www.strokeassociation.org|
|National Alliance on Mental Illness||Learn more about mental health conditions, treatment options, local support services, legal issues, and support for family members.||Text NAMI to 741741|
|Mental Health America||Take a screening test for mental health conditions and use the database to find local mental health resources.||http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net|
|If you want to talk to someone…|
|National Stroke Association||People with mild stroke, caregivers, and family members can speak with call-center volunteers.||1-800-STROKES (787-6537), menu option 3|
|Stroke Family Warmline||Persons who have questions about stroke or who just want to talk to another stroke survivor or family member can contact the Stroke Family Warmline.||1-888-4-STROKE (7653)|
|If you are having a crisis…|
|National Suicide Prevention Hotline||Persons who feel like hurting themselves can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at any time of day or night.||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
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- Mental health medications.(Available at:)Accessed June 13, 2018)