Mental Health Awareness: How To Maintain a Healthy Psyche
With mental health awareness rising in America, many have turned towards different ways to combat these disorders. Today we would like to offer you resources and helpful tips on how to maintain a healthy mental psyche.
Mental Disorders on a Rise
Mental disorders have been on the rise particularly in young Americans over the past decade. According to a science daily post, The rate of individuals reporting symptoms consistent with major depression in the last 12 months increased 52 percent in adolescents from 2005 to 2017. Among the rise in disorders, trends point towards anorexia, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, bulimia, depression, insomnia,(OCD), panic attacks, phobia, schizophrenia, and substance abuse/addiction also rising. Although mental health disorders are on the rise no one can pinpoint exactly why it’s happening. Whether that be due to late diagnosis, hopelessness, loneliness, stress, among other things no one has precisely been able to diagnosis the rise of disorders.
Seek Professional Help
Although we can not diagnose a single cause for the rise, we can help combat its effects. With rising awareness such as Mental Health Week from October 6th- October 12th and more resources for support, where should you turn for help? The first thing you should do is reach out to a mental health specialist. A professional can help you health pain, strengthen yourself when solving problems, and help identify what’s holding you back as well as how you feel. You can find a specialist in your area by going to Mental Health America and using their affiliate locater. It is important, to be honest, and to express your feelings.
Practicing Mental Strengthening
You can also practice psyche strength exercises in order to train your brain to think differently. One exercise is simply identifying things you’re grateful for. Another is practicing mindfulness. To do this focus on staying in the moment, the hear and now. Do the things that you enjoy whether that’s reading a book, being outside in nature. Be around people who help you feel comfortable in your own skin. Finally, when you step out each day, pick which mental clothes you’re going to put on. This means, however, your day might go prepare yourself for a good day always and keep this positive outlook with you.
Your psyche is important and seeking the correct help is not considered weak. Reach out to a specialist today and seek to better your health!
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