Mental Health Bracelets, Necklaces & Medical ID Jewelry
Mental health disorders are often called, “invisible conditions” or, “invisible disabilities.” Disabled World sums it up well, writing, “Invisible Disability, or hidden disability, is an umbrella term that captures a whole spectrum of hidden disabilities or challenges, primarily neurological. Invisible disabilities, or hidden disabilities, are defined as disabilities that are not immediately apparent.”
In short, by simply looking at a person, it may be nearly impossible to discern that s/he is living with a mental health disability or disorder. In the event of an emergency, however, EMTs and other first responders need to know about some mental health conditions, their symptoms and implications, and the medications that may be associated with them.
Wearing a medical ID, like a mental health bracelet or necklace engraved with your diagnosis, medications, and emergency contact information can help first responders identify your unique medical needs in an emergency.
Who Can Benefit from Wearing Medical ID Mental Health Jewelry
The World Health Organization (WHO) is helpful in explaining just what constitutes a mental health disorder. “A mental disorder is characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behavior. It is usually associated with distress or impairment in important areas of functioning. There are many different types of mental disorders. Mental disorders may also be referred to as mental health conditions.The latter is a broader term covering mental disorders, psychosocial disabilities and (other) mental states associated with significant distress, impairment in functioning, or risk of self-harm.”
The diagnoses and categories of conditions below are just some of the many invisible disabilities and diagnoses for which people wear mental health jewelry, such as our medical alert bracelets.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder (previously “manic depression”)
- Psychotic Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Antisocial Personality Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
For example, if a person with panic attacks (also called anxiety attacks) is involved in a trauma, it is helpful for first responders to know this so they may provide the best treatment while keeping this condition in mind.
Mental health bracelets are designed to help provide fast access to key information that enables bystanders and first responders to provide appropriate care with helpful context. For instance, if a person wears an anxiety medical alert bracelet due to an anxiety disorder, they might include that they experience anxiety attacks and how to help them effectively.
Further, some mental health disorder medications are controlled substances. AmWell For Patients explains, “Certain medications that are potentially addictive are considered “controlled”, and can only be prescribed by a provider who has met you in person first.”
Wearing medical alert bracelets helps first responders access your pertinent information, which may help prevent unnecessary tests and the potential for harmful drug interactions.
What to Engrave on Mental Health Bracelets & Necklaces
If you or someone you love has a mental health condition, medical ID jewelry, such as a bipolar medical bracelet or PTSD medical bracelet, is a true necessity. We recommend listing your name, diagnosis(es), any medications, all allergies, and emergency contact numbers.
Medical ID Mental Health Bracelets
Briefly mention that all medical ID bracelets can be mental health bracelets. This would be a good opportunity to link out to mens, women’s, and kids’ bracelets, or bracelets by style.
Medical bracelets for women can be as simple or stylish as you choose. The same goes for our medical bracelet for men. Custom engravable and available in a broad range of styles, materials, colors, and designs, every bracelet we offer can be engraved as a mental health bracelet.
Medical ID Mental Health Necklaces
Looking for a, “mental health necklace,” is a thing of the past. Pre-engraved IDs with one diagnosis listed limit your choices and the impact of your ID. With a custom-engraved medical alert necklace, you can choose the style and engraving you want. Not only does this help ensure your vital information is accessible when needed, but it also provides peace of mind.
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