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I am pleased to announce that October 10, 2018 is World Mental Health Day. Today is another opportunity to increase awareness about mental health issues. Young people are encountering more pressures of life than ever. Low self esteem, depression, bullying, and identity struggles are just a few of the problems that youth are facing. Sometimes these issues can lead to a more serious health problem like suicidal thoughts. Opening up and talking about unpleasant thoughts and feelings can relieve a lot of the pressure. Also, after talking to someone, you might realize that things are not as bad as you thought they were. Another person can also help you figure out a solution to the problem or direct you to other sources of help.
If you or anyone that you know is experiencing any of the mentioned problems, reach out and talk to someone like a trusted family member, friend, teacher, or counselor.
Mental Health Matters.
September is Suicide Prevention Month.
Talking to or even asking someone about Suicide can be uncomfortable, but it is necessary if you suspect someone is having suicidal thoughts or experiencing emotional difficulties. One of the biggest myths is that a person might start considering suicide if he or she is asked. In fact, it may be a relief that someone else recognizes their pain. So Be Bold, ask the tough question, “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Be there, be supportive, and encourage the person to talk to a mental health professional.
Also, if you are that person who is thinking about ending your life, consider getting help by talking to someone. Just talking to a nonjudgmental person about what you are going through can make a difference. Please call 1-800-273-8255e or consider talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Your life matters.
Mental Health is often neglected and misunderstood. Most people don’t realize that mental wellness allows us to engage in activities without problems, perform tasks well, and enjoy life. It is a vital part of our overall health. Being able to think clearly, remain focused, interact appropriately with others, and feel good about self are components of good mental health.
Becoming stressed, irritable, or forgetful are common signs that you might not be taking care of your mental health. Failure to do so can also lead to depression, anxiety, and other issues. Make an effort to improve or maintain your mental health by doing things to relax your mind and relieve stress.
There are numerous activities or things that you can do. I have listed a few which been helpful to me and others.
6. Cook your favorite meal
7. Spend time with positive people
8. Journal (write what you think & feel)
9. Watch a movie/Go to the movies
10. Play a game
Most of all take care of your mental health by being kind to yourself. So what are you going to do to take care of your mental health?