It’s understood that most people feel down from time to time. Maybe they’ve experienced a loss in their family, maybe they are overwhelmed at work, or they could be going through a big life change. We believe that these feelings are temporary and pretty soon, their mood will be back to normal. However, for some people, these feelings do not go away on their own. These people are dealing with a mood disorder.
Mood disorders are common conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder that affect your mental health. Mood disorders are a medical illness, just like heart disease or diabetes, and affect people of every walk of life.
Most people who seek treatment for their mood disorder get better and live stable, healthy and productive lives. The treatment options for mood disorders have improved significantly over the years; there are new medications and therapies available for both youth and adults.
However, for every 100 people living with a mood disorder, only 25 will seek treatment. Sometimes people are afraid to talk about it, or they don’t recognize that they’re experiencing a treatable illness. We all feel sad and depressed from time to time, but for some of us, these feelings may be signs of a more serious problem. Which is why we’ve decided to build this website. Check Up From The Neck Up is a simple, online, private mental health tool you can use to help you to identify some of the symptoms of common mood disorders so you can get help if you need it.