Depression is at an all-time high among Americans of various backgrounds and age groups. As you can imagine, this could be linked to any number of reasons. Regardless of why, here are 5 simple steps to help anyone stave off the negative effects of depression.
While the winter is often hailed as "the most wonderful time of the year," we all know that the holiday season isn't always perfect. Whether you feel overwhelmed with financial burden of gift giving, feel tempted to try all of the sugary treats, or feel exhausted from a packed schedule, holidays can bring stress into your life in many different ways. It's crucial to remember to take some "me" time during the holidays to stay healthy.
Most of "us," the diagnosed, are told before we even hit 15 years old. We are expected to remember to take this pill prescribed every day, although that's the problem in the first place: remembering.
It’s hard. Waking up anxious, maybe not even wanting to get out of bed—and just laying there, wondering how the heck you even got to this position in life.
Your home should be your sanctuary. If you are having issues with mental health, it is important to have safe zones where you can feel ok about life. Changing your home and making improvements that will help your mental health will be a great way for you to feel better about your life overall.
In our modern competitive world, it is important to have mental strength that is going to push you to a whole new level of success. You will soon find that you will have a much easier time in both your business and personal life when you have the right mental strength. Learning the different ways to improve your mental strength will help you push forward in ways you never imagined.
Before writing about health, I was talking about health issues. Everyone does this. We wonder if we are eating the right things, or why we have skin problems, or aching joints. Usually, the best thing to do is just get enough sleep, eat a balanced, nutritious diet, and exercise regularly. Don’t stress yourself out. If you are a medical practitioner, it is easy to write about health. But even if you are no expert, the internet is an important resource for you to learn the facts you need to know to write a good article.
You know the feeling. We’ve all been there. It’s a Saturday afternoon, there are no clouds in the sky and you are happily chilling in your living room. You have nothing to do and it feels so good. Suddenly, one tiny little thought tiptoes from a remote place and shows up in your mind. He smiles and waves at you. “What do you want?” You ask him, rolling your eyes. And before you know it, his pals arrive. Like, a lot of them. What a popular fellow. And you didn’t even know you were hosting a party! Here they come high school pals, university pals, pen pals, work pals, gym pals... You name it. A whole bunch of thoughts join him and start racing like crazy.
I was born this way. It may not have shown immediately, but it did show over time. My mom had it first. She had a horrific childhood and when she grew up she became mentally ill. Perhaps, like me, she was ill all along and didn't know it. She would heard voices, and see hallucinations. The difference was she didn't know it wasn't real, I did.
The reality is simple. Depression is a silent killer. You're worried all the time, and it makes some of the easiest choices seem impossible. When you're dealing with depression, talking to your parents may be the last thing on your mind. However, they want to know so they can help. When considering whether or not to tell your parents you are depressed, you should remember that they have your best interest in mind. Talking about your feelings will prove helpful in the battle against your negative feelings.
In that weird gray area where you're not sure you're mentally unsound enough to need a therapist, but you're pretty sure you have some problems that are making your life pretty difficult to live? Join the club! I've struggled with anxiety since I was 12 years old, and it wasn't until I was 18 that I first went to therapy. The following is just a bit of what I learned from my therapy sessions; specifically, it's advice I was given which you can and should practice on your own: no payment to a therapist needed, only a desire to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.
It has taken about 19 years, but I am finally ready to admit that I am paranoid about intruders. I am not cautious or careful, I am paranoid and it's getting out of hand. I, like millions of other people all over the world, would like to be able to get a decent night's sleep without waking up every 30 minutes because I think I can hear a noise. I would like to be able to go to bed without checking the garden for intruders and without having a knife and a torch within reach of my bed.