Mental Health Awareness Week – May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It influences how we think, feel, and act. It likewise decides how we handle stretch, identify with others, and settle on decisions. Psychological wellness is imperative at each phase of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

So many people of us experience daily life as a battle. Emotionally, our heads are only just above water. Holding onto our jobs, managing our family life, paying our bills sometimes threaten to overwhelm us.

Increasing numbers of us have accepted that experiencing high levels of anxiety, stress and depression are the price we have to pay for keeping our lives on track. But this Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to set out the real scale and cost of being stuck on survive, to our health, relationships and future options. We want to outline to both policy makers and individuals the practical steps we can take to build a mentally healthy country.

Boost your Mental Health with these Tips:

Value Yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite works.

Take care about yourself: Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health.

Deal with Stress: Like it or not, stress is a part of life.

Practice good coping skills: Take a nature walk, remember to smile and see the humor in life. Research shows that laughter can boost your immune system, relax your body and reduce stress.

Set Realistic Goals: Choose what you need to accomplish academically, professionally and personally, and write down the steps you need to realize your goals.

Avoid alcohol and other drugs: Sometimes people use alcohol and other drugs to “self-medicate” but in reality, alcohol and other drugs only aggravate problems.

This year, join us on 8-14 May and help prompt a national conversation about what we can do as communities, schools, families and individuals to move from survive to thrive.

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