How often do you find yourself exhausted after a day (or week, or month) of pushing yourself to your limit? Whether you work too much, have a lot of household chores to handle, or don’t practice enough self-care, it can be easy to get lost in the daily grind and stop listening to your body.
In recent decades, the stigma surrounding the topic of mental health has begun to lift. Those within the medical community have made a concerted effort to learn as much as possible about mental health, and society, in general, has become more accepting of mental health conditions overall.
The perspective on mental health is changing, and parents have the opportunity to shape a new generation that doesn’t see mental illness as something secret. The thing is that no one is born knowing about mental health, and many adults today didn’t even learn about anxiety or depression until they were caught in the throes of it.
Mental illness isn’t a foreign concept to teenagers. One in five teens lives with a mental illness. In fact, half of all chronic mental illnesses start by age 14. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 24, and 90-percent of those deaths are linked to an underlying mental illness.
The truth of the matter is that your teen might already be struggling and you just don’t know. Whether they’re withdrawn and moody, uncontrollable and experimenting, there are ways to reach out and start talking to them about the importance of mental health.
As the new year fast approaches, it’s important to reflect on 2018 and figure out how we’d like to make 2019 better. Between work, family and social obligations, it can be hard to take time for ourselves. Make 2019 the year you practice self-love and self-care like never before. As the saying goes, “Self-care isn’t selfish.” When you properly care for yourself, you are able to perform better in every aspect of your life.
So, here’s to the new year, and here’s to three new ways you can treat yourself in 2019!
There can be no better way then brain games to stimulate your brain to work at its best. Challenges presented in games can entice your mind into shifting its gears to come up with a solution. Roughly 4% of the US population suffers from a severe mental illness accounting for 9.8 million in numbers. With such a bleak background picture, letting your psychological health slip into an abyss of neglect is not an option.
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Anxiety isn’t just for adults. Many children deal with anxiety on a daily basis and find it difficult to cope. If your child is currently dealing with anxiety and stress in his or her life, you should follow the tips below to help ease their anxiety.
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Why should you go to therapy? Have you ever wondered? Is therapy a fad, or a lifestyle? Is there room for therapy to be considered an everyday practice? There are so many people who suffer from some sort of mental condition that cannot be treated with medication but somehow needs to be dealt with. And it is really unfortunate that only 45 to 60 percent of these people actually do seek the help they so gravely need. People who do need therapy are usually the ones who just feel everything really intensely. They may have suffered from trauma, frequent headaches, disconnection from loved ones, and strained relationships. This also leads to substance abuse at times which does not help much. But the question still remains as to why one should go for therapy. For the sake of the readers, I have discussed a few pointers that might clarify this query. Have a read –
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In life, there are no guarantees; just when you think you’ve got it all sorted out, life decides to play tricks on you, challenge you and surprise you so much so you think you won’t make it (this time around). But you do. And that’s fine – this life-imposed rollercoaster of emotion, chances, strengths and weaknesses is perfect for testing our personal limits and boundaries, always giving us the chance to self-reflect and build something quality out of every failure. And, if we’re smart enough, we learn from it. Self improvement is a never-ending job one must diligently focus on – not as a chore, rather, as a pathway to happiness and progress.