Why You Should Seek Help If You’re Struggling With Mental Health

Mental-Health

Nearly one in five American adults suffer from a mental illness of some type every year. Even more startling, nearly half of all adults are burdened by some form of mental illness during their lifetime. While mental illness is prevalent, so is the number of people who never seek treatment for it. If you or a loved one suffers from some kind of mental health issue, then the absolute worst thing you could do is nothing at all. Many suicides, poor health, and hospitalizations could be prevented with communication and proper treatment. Read on for more information. What to look for Many people refuse treatment because mental illness is so stigmatized. One of the most common things that people tell themselves is, “If I have a mental illness, that means I’m crazy.” This is not at all the case; dealing with a mental health challenge simply means that you’re having a difficult and emotionally taxing human experience. With the prevalence of mental health issues, it is paramount that everyone knows what symptoms to look out for. Be aware of the moods and behaviors of people who might be at risk (including yourself). Each disorder has its own symptoms, and only […]

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10 Early Symptoms of Dementia: Be Aware of Subtle Signs

Based on the World Health Organization, there are 47 million people with dementia currently in the world and by 2030 the number will rise to 75 million. Dementia includes brain diseases that affect memory and behavior in a patient, as well as thinking and thus impairs everyday activities. This is a serious condition which affects both patients and their loved ones often presenting as an overwhelming experience. However, not every memory problem points to the onset of dementia. A person must show at least two of one of the following early symptoms in order to suspect dementia. 1. The problem to find the right words The problem to find the right words in everyday communication is the usual early symptom for dementia. The patient will struggle to express themselves with right words and that will also affect the persons who participate in the conversation. The communication may last longer due to this problem so the interlocutor must have patience and understanding. 2. Slight changes in the short-term memory Problems with memory may not mean that the person will get dementia, but it is one of the early symptoms nonetheless. This involves changes in the short-term memory so the person may have problems to remember […]

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Healthy Living: How to Pamper Yourself and Practice Self-Care

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It is often a harsh truth that people who need pampering are the ones that unapologetically carry the brunt of a burden. They usually put the needs of others above their own and they are ready to endure until they are on their knees. While this is honorable, it is also very unhealthy. You should always strive to reward yourself for the effort, so if you plan to practice healthy living, here’s how to practice self-care and pamper yourself without reservation. It can be quite cheap When people hear “self-care”, they usually think it involves spending too much money, but it actually doesn’t have to be the case. Small things such as listening to meditation music while relaxing in a bathtub, going for a long nightly walk with earbuds blaring your favorite music or taking a break from the digital realm with your upbeat friend(s) – these are all perfectly legitimate and cheap ways to pamper yourself. Remember, anything that puts you in a state of true relaxation can be defined as self-care. Photo by Yanapi Senaud on Unsplash In harmony with others You have probably heard this one before – self-care means caring about others. However, this philosophy is […]

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7 Ways to Strengthen and Support Children’s Positive Mental Health

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For kids to grow up happy and healthy mental health is as important as physical. And this is often overlooked. Mental health means having a healthy mind and body and being able to see things around us as are, it influences our perception of the world and ourselves. Kids are exposed to different types of emotions both at home and at school, even at the playground, from happiness to frustration and disappointment and teaching them how to cope with them in the right way is absolutely essential for helping them, maintain positive mental health. Help them understand it is not permanent Kids who experience bad emotions for the first time, like sadness, frustration or anger tend to feel overwhelmed by them and are not capable of understanding that is just a temporary state. This is why it is important to talk them through these emotions, explaining that it is temporary. As you know emotional injuries are quite similar to physical ones in the sense that it takes time for them to heel. Teaching your child how to deal with these emotions rather than suppress them is one of the most important lessons. Help them acquire knowledge Through education comes an […]

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5 Things You can do to Lead a Less Hectic, Stress-Free Life

We’re living in a world packed with stress and anxiety. It’s quite hard to function properly in today’s surroundings without being faced with a lot of stress and anxiety. From your home, where stress can build up around insignificant things, through traffic and your way to work, and all the way to the job you have. With so many stress-inducing things surrounding all of us, it’s perfectly normal for some of us to slip and fall from time to time. However, you must put in your best effort to fight that stress and anxiety. Everybody has their own way of dealing with hectic life situations, but there are some general principles that should help almost anyone. We did a bit of researching, and we’ve decided to make this short guide through some of the things that should help you deal with stress and anxiety. Keep in mind that these guidelines don’t offer a final solution to your problem, but they can help you find the best way to deal with it. So, without further ado, let’s jump to it. The Importance of Breathing You’ve probably heard this a hundred times, but proper breathing and right breathing techniques can really do […]

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