Too often, people ignore the need to be mentally healthy and strong. This is a mistake. You must take action now to get, maintain and protect your mental health.
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Good Mental Health Makes Living Life Easier
Part of mental health is the ability to deal with stress, physical illness, and the demands of life. It is not easy to be a wife, mother, sister, friend, employer, and employee all at the same time. But those things must be done. If you are not mentally healthy, it is harder for you to take of other areas of life.
All over the world, women are not mentally healthy.
Each day I talk with women all over the world. One of the beauties of modern life, social media, and a good internet connection makes this possible. I am always amazed at how many women are tired, stressed out, and almost unable to carry on mentally. Without fail, these women take care of others – spouses, children, friends, and co-workers. They give their all to others and at the end of the day have nothing left to take care of themselves. The struggle for good mental health is so bad that some of them are suffering from depression, unable to watch the news without dissolving into tears. All these women must take action now and do something different.
Take Action Now
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If you feel stressed all the time, are aggravated by your family and friends, it may be time for you to take action to get mentally healthy. Mental health is a precious and valuable commodity. Each person needs to treat her mental health as though it is a valuable commodity that must be protected from all who would try to harm it. It doesn’t matter if those harmful forces are internal or external. When mental health is not at optimal levels it impacts other areas of life. Mental health problems may cause problems with digestion or cause one to engage in negative emotional eating habits. Mental health problems may impact the ability to get a good and satisfying night’s sleep. This lack of sleep will cause problems with personal relationships and job performance.
It is beneficial to be mentally healthy.
One of the great benefits of good mental health is that when one moves from bad mental health to good mental health the following things are possible:
- increased sleep and better productivity at work
- ability to handle stressful situations better
- improved relationships with friends, family members, and loved ones
- larger capacity to reach goals and achieve desired milestones
Where to Go to Get Help
There are a variety of places to take action now and get improved mental health. The place that will work best for each person depends on her level of mental fitness. In no case should an article be seen as a substitute for professional help. The following sources are places you can use to start your journey toward better mental health:
- friends or family members who experienced similar troubles and overcame them – they may have good referral sources for you
- your primary care physician may be able to refer you to an appropriate therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist
- a local social service agency
- college and universities with psychology or counseling programs may have student therapists supervised by licensed professionals who can help you
No matter what method you use, take action now and get the help you need in order to be mentally healthy. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what are you doing to protect and safeguard your mental health?