Looking after your own mental health can support and combat any dangerous emotions that are creeping into control. Your own mental health includes your emotions, psychological and social wellbeing. If you are struggling with any dangerous emotions, it can make the life difficult to put yourself first and concentrate on succeeding your own mental health. If you are already suffering the consequences of the dangerous emotions remember that their is a light at the end of the tunnel, letting emotions control you can be changed and you can gain control again.
Many factors can contribute to mental health problems, these include any biological factors, life experiences and family history but help is available and people can start a road to recovery and recover.
Early Warning Signs
Not sure if you or someone else is living with mental health problems? Look at the early warning signs and if you or someone else is experiencing one of more of then it time for mental health change.
- changes in sleep – sleeping more, less or disturbed sleep
- having low energy
- not interested in activities that once seemed enjoyable, this includes pulling aware from people
- unexplained aches and pains
- out of character behaviour including smoking, drinking, drugs, not eating or eating loads
- easily upset, anger or forgetful- including mood swings
- inability to carry out daily tasks
- having thoughts which don’t disappear such as suicidal thoughts
There are specific mental health problems which can cause people to experience any of the early warning signs and there has been increase stress and worry in peoples lives dur to the coronavirus which has affected the world. You will not be alone if its you who is struggling.
Mental Health and Wellness
Mental health is a difficult topic to discuss and it can affect someone’s lives drastically. Ways in which can support your own and others mental health include:
- Smiling and talking with others who are there to listen and have no judgement
- Counselling and therapy
- Time to recharge and relax
- Doing a hobby or spending time with people you enjoy the company of
- Breathing exercises, meditation
- Talking on a mental health helpline
- Knowing how to access mental health support online
- reflection- think about yourself and your emotions, why and how you got to be where you are.
If you are struggling or know someone who is struggling, point them in the direction of help. Be a friend who can listen and comfort with a none judgmental tone and smile with them, make them feel loved and cared about and understand that they may push you away. let’s support each other.
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