The ultimate guide to mental health
Mental health is something we all need to pay attention to. If you have been feeling down, anxious or stressed lately, it’s time to take action and look after your mental health. Mental health problems are common but can be managed with the right support and self-care practices. You don’t have to live with stress, anxiety or depression forever. There are plenty of small changes that will support your mental wellbeing. In this blog post, you will learn everything you need to know about mental health and the ways in which you can protect yours.
But if it's not affecting me, why should i care?
Mental health is something that many people struggle with. According to the World Health Organization, one in four people will experience a mental disorder at some point in their life. This means that, statistically speaking, you probably know someone who has struggled with their mental health at some point, if you haven't experienced it yourself. Mental illness can be extremely isolating and distressing, which is why it is so important that we all know how to support those around us when they need it most.
Have you got poor mental health?
It can be difficult to know whether you are just having a bad day or if something is really wrong if you are not used to dealing with poor mental health. There are a few ways to determine whether your mental health is suffering, or if it's just a bad day.
You may feel moody and irritable, or you may find yourself struggling to get out of bed. You may find you are less inclined to do the things that make you happy. You may not want to leave the house at all. You may be distant from loved ones and friends.
Is it bad mental health or a bad day?
One way to tell if your mental health is bad is by noticing how often you are thinking about your problems. Another sign that your mental health might be bad is if you have trouble concentrating or making decisions. These are signs that it is more than just a simple bad day. Luckily for you, I have this post to help you understand more about how to recognize a bad mental health day and ways to improve your mental health on a bad day.
How to deal with anxiety
Anxiety can be a tough thing to deal with for anyone. It can be difficult to know how to cope with it, how to manage it, and most importantly, how to learn how to deal with it. Anxiety is characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness, or unease that often go along with low levels of stress. In some cases, anxiety can be a sign of a larger mental health issue. In other cases, it can be entirely normal. But while it’s not always easy to figure out what causes your anxiety, there are things you can do to help yourself overcome it.
Learning about your anxiety
One of the biggest things you can do to help yourself deal with anxiety is to try and understand what makes you anxious in the first place, in other words, finding the meaning of why you are anxious. This is because understanding why you feel anxious will help you understand what triggers those feelings and allow you to learn how to avoid those triggers in the future. There are many more ways to learn how to cope with your anxiety. I personally have 9 methods I like to use, and they are explained in detail in this blog post.
How to take care of yourself when you're having a bad mental health day
It can often feel overwhelming when you're having a bad mental health day, but I have some good news for you. I have created a perfect little blog post for you to learn some more ways you can take care of yourself when you're having a bad mental health day. In this post, you will learn things such as what to expect on a bad mental health day, 7 ways to take care of your mental health as well as 10+ ways to help you feel better both right away and over time.
8 ways to help your loved one going through depression or anxiety
One of the hardest things in life is when someone you know is suffering from poor mental health, a few being anxiety, depression or other mood disorders. Mental health issues are never easy to deal with, but they don’t have to be impossible. There are many ways to help your loved one, and the best news is that you don't need to have any special qualifications to do it. Being a listening ear and providing your loved one with all the love they need are great ways, as well as many more listed here.
Don't be afraid to speak up
Although we often like to think that the only people who get depressed and anxious are those who struggle with mental health issues, that is not the case. Everyone struggles with bad mental health days, and for many, it’s an ongoing battle. If you are in a relationship and you suspect that your significant other may be suffering from anxiety, depression or another mental illness, now is the time to talk about it. It’s important to take care of yourself and make sure you get adequate rest, but it’s also important to be there for the person you love when they need you most.
Thanks for reading! I hope these tips help you to build confidence and love yourself. If you have any other tips that have helped you, please share them in the comments below