Mental Health awareness after a Personal Injury…
14 October 2019 by Rhian Lowe
It is estimated that in the UK one in four of us every year will experience a mental health problem. Awareness, knowledge and attitudes towards mental health problems have moved on over the years and mental health is now something that is talked about more freely.
Sometimes people have to battle mental illness throughout their entire lives. However, mental illness can also be triggered following an accident, trauma or unforeseen event that can alter your way of life.
At Fisher Jones Greenwood we understand that injuries resulting from an accident can often have a detrimental effect on a person’s psychological perspective. It is not always as apparent as a broken bone but if left untreated the psychological effects from an accident can often be as debilitating as the initial injury itself.
It is vital that a person’s mental health is closely monitored following an accident. Financial stresses, isolation, and pain are just some of the things that can lead to low mood, depression or anxiety and it’s sometimes too hard to overcome those negative thoughts, even after the pain has subsided.
The psychological effects should never be overlooked so please ensure that you speak with your GP and let people know how you are feeling. That way treatment can be arranged quickly and help can be provided.
World Mental Health Day is every day and organisations such as Mind, The Samaritans and The Mental Health Foundation are just a few that can provide help, support and advice.
If you have been injured in an accident and want advice then call Rhian Lowe on 01206 700113 or email [email protected].