World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2017
World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. While health is generally considered to be related to eliminating physical ailments, the conversation is rarely based on the importance of having a healthy mind, with innocuous thought patterns. Mental disorders range from eating disorders to mood disorders, and personality disorders. Having issues with mental health is much more common than you think it may be. Around 1 in 2 people will have a disorder at some point in their life. It is important to realize that mental health disorders affect everyone, no matter what walk of life they come from. Everyone can seek help and change their lifestyle.

According to, any mental disorder can come from a wide variety of influences, such as experience, biological factors, and family history. The warning signs that something may be wrong are, “eating or sleeping too much, pulling away from people, having no energy, feeling numb or like nothing matters, having unexplained aches, feeling hopeless, reverting to drug use, feeling confused, angry, or upset. Other symptoms are, yelling or fighting, mood swings, hearing voices, persistent thoughts or memories, thinking of self-harm, or the inability to perform your daily job function.”

If you think this applies to you, or someone you may know, please know there are so many ways to deal with your stress and current situation. Many people use different types of therapy, be it seeking a psychiatrist, or a therapist, meditation and yoga, breathing techniques, getting enough sleep, connecting with others, and trying to stay positive. The suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255. Please know that people want you to get better and that there are so many ways to change your current mental situation.

If anyone has had any luck with coping skills that they use, or have been successful, please comment them below.

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