Let's Talk about Mental Health
Mental health is a combination of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health conditions can affect people of any age, race, religion, or income. 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental health conditions every year.
What are some signs of one’s mental health declining?
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from others & usual activities
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Conflict with family or friends
- Severe mood swings
- Persistent thoughts and memories that won’t go away
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of yourself, kids, or duties at work
What are some signs of one’s mental health thriving?
- Able to cope with the stresses of life
- Can realize one’s full potential
- Ability to work productively
- Confident when faced with new situations or people
- Ability to set goals
- Good self-esteem
Ways to maintain positive mental health:
- Get professional help if needed
- Connect with others
- Positive thinking
- Stay physically active
- Get enough sleep
- Develop coping skills
Mental health is extremely important for one’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. This month, we are celebrating mental health awareness month and national children’s mental health awareness day on May 5th. Mental health for all ages is extremely important to us at Rise Counseling & Diagnostics. Be sure to seek help if you feel like you struggle with any of the declining mental health symptoms. If you or someone you know struggles with their mental health, talk to a doctor or contact us at Rise Counseling & Diagnostics today to Get Started!
References include: mentalhealth.gov, namica.org, dosomething.org, and healthdirect.gov.