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 Mental Health is important

   Mental health is important. It's a part of your overall health, and it's not something that you should ignore or push aside. When you're sick or injured, you go to the doctor for help. When someone is suffering from a mental illness, they should see a medical professional too.

   As we know, there are many types of mental health problems, like anxiety or depression. The good news is that many can be treated with therapy. A brief list of ways that may help you start improving your mental health is mentioned below. Try to incorporate some of these recommendations into your life (Be realistic with yourself). We know it is difficult to do all of them every day.

HEALTHY MIND

   Mental health and mental illness are not the same thing. Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has health. However, everyone does not have mental illness.*

   So, what does mental health mean? Mental health is our mental well-being: our emotions, our thoughts and feelings, our ability to solve problems and overcome difficulties, our social connections, and our understanding of the world around us.*

   On the other hand, a mental illness affects the way people think, feel, behave, or interact with others.* Multiple mental illnesses exist, and most have very different symptoms that significantly impact peoples’ daily lives.

   Good mental health isn’t about feeling happy and confident all the time. It’s about living and coping well even when problems occur.

Mental Health

Positive mental health enables people to:
  • Realize their full potential*
  • Meaningfully contribute to their communities*
  • Cope with the stresses better*
  • Work productively*
Ways to keep positive mental health include:

   Here are some ways you can improve your mental health. There are many things that we can do to improve our mental health, but they all begin with a healthy lifestyle.

1) Exercise

   Exercise can help with stress, anxiety, depression, and sleep. It can also help your memory and focus. Getting out of the house will give you a chance to clear your mind by doing something different.

   If you don't have time for a full workout session, try doing some stretches instead! Stretching is relaxing and might even make you feel better faster than jogging on the treadmill. Stretching can be done anywhere and is easy to do.

2) Medication

   Medication may be able to help if you have a mental health issue, but it's important to remember that medication is not the only way of treating depression and anxiety. People who practice meditation or other forms of self-care can often find that these methods are just as or even more effective than medication in helping them deal with their symptoms.

   Medication should also be used with caution. While medication can help people overcome mental health issues, they can also cause side effects like weight gain and fatigue. It always comes to the risk and benefits of the medication. It is a personal preference whether to take them or not.

3) Diet

TIPS

  • Try to Avoid fast food, and consume lots of vegetables. Also try to avoid processed foods, refined sugars, and alcohol.
  • Eat breakfast every day. The first meal of the day is vitally important.
  • Eat lunch at work if you can. If not, pack one. Don't skip out on eating altogether!
  • Drink water and eat healthy snacks throughout the day.
  • Make sure to eat dinner too!

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Our mission at Elderly or Disabled Living is to provide help to the ones who need it. EDL’s way of helping others is to assist financially or by providing  resources. Moreover, EDL was created with helping others in mind. Caring for others maybe a little harder to find nowadays, but it is still here and alive. It's just harder to find. 

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