When it comes to good mental health, it is something all of us would like, but sometimes all of us do not have that luxury. There are many factors that can contribute to one’s good and bad mental health. One’s mental health can sometimes be helped through some lifestyle changes, but some sadly can not and the best thing to do is book an appointment with your GP if symptoms of poor mental health persist.
Some common symptoms of declining mental health:
- Feeling sad or down
- Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
- Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
- Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
- Withdrawal from friends and activities
- Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
- Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
- Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
- Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
- Problems with alcohol or drug use
- Major changes in eating habits
- Sex drive changes
- Excessive anger, hostility or violence
- Suicidal thinking
If you notice any symptoms listed within yourself, or any of your friends then I encourage you to speak out about it, please use #mentalhealthawarenessweek as a week to tackle the obstacles in your life that you may be facing. Sometimes when things get too much, it seems really hard to ask for help. We sometimes let our pride get the best of us and we bottle our feelings up and just hope they resolve themself. This really is not the case.
What are you going to try and do for your mental health this week?
Sourced from Mental illness – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic