Mental health importantPublished 8:56am Monday, May 16, 2011
May is mental health month and as life contiues to grow ever more stressful, it seems the perfect time to pay attention to our feelings.
One in four adults struggle with a
treatable mental health condition each year. That’s almost 60 million people.
Do you know a family member, friend, veteran, or colleague quietly struggling with depression, ADHD, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
substance abuse, or some other mental health issue?
While we may feel stressed, there are specific ways to maintain your mental health, as outlined by the web sitewww.mentalhealthamerica.net:
• Connect with others
• Stay positive
• Get physically active
• Help others
• Get enough sleep
• Create joy and satisfaction
• Eat well
• Take care of your spirit
• Deal better with hard times
• Get professional help if you need it
While these tips sound simple enough, sometimes we just can’t “pull ourselves up by the bootstraps” and move on.
In such instances, find a therapist who will help you work through your feelings and regain a positive sense of yourself. There is no shame in being overwhelmed by life’s punches.