Mental Health

Comprehensive Integrative Psychiatric located in Hingham and Duxbury, MA

What Is Mental Health

About Mental Health

If you’re concerned about your mental health, you’re not alone: More than 21% of adults in Massachusetts are living with some type of mental health condition. At PivotCare Precision Psychiatry, our team of board-certified nurse practitioners  is helping patients with mental health challenges understand their problems, pivot, and find a new path to feeling good with  improved mental health. Telehealth, Virtual Appointments  are available online, and you can schedule office visits in the Duxbury or Hingham, Massachusetts, office. Book an appointment online or call the office today. 

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health, also called behavioral health, refers to your psychological, emotional, and social health and wellness. Your mental health dictates or influences how you think, feel, and behave.


Why is mental health so important?

Good mental health is necessary to:

  • Learn
  • Work
  • Cope with stress
  • Deal with others 
  • Make healthy choices
  • Recognize your own value
  • Respond to challenges

In fact, good mental health is crucial for your general physical health. The World Health Organization explains this concept simply by saying, “There is no health without mental health.” 

When your mental health suffers, your whole life suffers. It’s important to recognize and acknowledge when your mental health isn’t good so you can take steps to get your life back on track and feel all right again. 


Can mental health care help me?

Mental health care can help you recognize, cope with, and overcome mental health challenges, but to get that crucial help, you need to first recognize problems when they develop. If you’re having any of the following issues, mental health care can help. 

  • Decreased productivity at work or school
  • General apathy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Illogical thinking
  • Feelings of hopelessness 
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Feeling disconnected from your surroundings or generally numb
  • Significant sleep pattern changes
  • Significant appetite and weight changes
  • Feeling suspicious of others
  • Irrational fears
  • Angry outbursts
  • Obsessive thoughts you can’t get out of your head
  • Severe mood swings

Mental health disorders may cause other symptoms, too. In general, if you’re experiencing mental changes that negatively affect your life, it’s wise to reach out for help. 


How does mental health care work?

PivotCare Precision Psychiatry recognizes that your mental health is tied to many things, all unique to you. Because of that, personalized care is the most effective way to help you succeed. 

Precision psychiatry identifies a multitude of factors in your genetic m akeup, your  environment, your health and lifestyle that affect your mental health or may do so in the future. 

This in-depth assessment allows for more accurate diagnosis, better risk prediction, more efficient preventive care, and more accurate medication-based approaches. Essentially, it means that your treatment is tailored to the specific needs of your mind and body. 

For telehealth, virtual health visit,  or office-based behavioral health help, call PivotCare Precision Psychiatry or request an appointment via our  online scheduler now.