World Mental Health Day is celebrated on the 10th of October every year. With a series of high profile suicides that have shocked the World Mental Health Awareness is becoming more and more important lately.
Mental Health is all about your psychological and overall Well-being. It affects how you feel, how you behave and how you treat the people around you.
Mental Health Awareness – A Need Of The Hour
Unfortunately, Mental Health is considered a taboo topic and one that people refrain from talking about. If you are suffering from some form of mental health issues it is always ideal that you consult a doctor about your condition.
The faster you are able to get help, the better it is in the long run. If you hesitate to go directly to a doctor, speak to a friend or a close relative about your struggles with mental health.
Causes of Mental Health Deterioration:
Stress: You can feel from work or your home. If you feel that you are under duress then you have to speak to someone about your problem and find a way to relieve your stress, or it could lead to long-term damage to your mental health.
Lifestyle: Your lifestyle could be causing detrimental effects on your mental health. Not taking enough rest, unhealthy dietary conditions are just a few examples by which you could be doing harm to your mental health.
Hereditary Conditions: When someone says mental health, you automatically picture a person who is violent or who acts extremely oddly for no reason.
Mental Health Issues, however, can also be hereditary and although unavoidable in some cases, can be better managed.
How to Improve Mental Health?
The first step to improving your condition is to admit that you have a problem. Some issues such as stress can be taken care of by yourself, by joining some activities to calm your mind.
Some people find cardio exercise extremely calming while others prefer to do yoga or other forms of exercise. You can also feel better by finding someone to talk to.
A friend or confidants who will help you get through your tough time. Some mental health conditions like depression and anxiety may be taken lightly, but you have to seek medical attention from trained professionals to help you with your problems.