It's Mental Health Awareness month! How is your mental health? And how do you tell whether your mental health is falling apart? Are you prone to suffer from a mental illness? What are the symptoms? What are the key signs of stress affecting mental health? How are you coping with stress lately?
Mental health has quickly become one of the most pressing social advocacies of its time. In spite of this, there’s still a startling number of people who fail to realize just how important mental health is. Here are 5 Signs Your Mental Health is Falling Apart.
“It’s not happening TO ME... it’s happening FOR ME”
If that is your belief...
If that is your conviction...
No matter what happens, you’ll get through it.
It can’t be just words. You have to trust that. You have to believe that.
The cells in your body react to everything your mind says. Many studies have shown negativity weakens your immune system.
Let's talk about mental health — because nobody deserves to feel alone.
Mental health issues plague a significant amount of people across the country — which is why Mental Health Awareness Month was created. Observed in May, it was started by Mental Health America in order to highlight affiliates and resources that people struggling with mental health can take advantage of. The entire initiative aims to show sufferers that they are not alone and that there are people out there who are willing to help them through what they’re feeling.
NowThis staff members have experienced a wide range of mental health ordeals, ranging from occasional anxiety to constant panic attacks. But they have also found various ways to deal with what they go through. Some found relief in a therapist who helped them combat the negative thoughts in their heads. Others found that taking medication helped. Some even adopted animals, who serve as furry friends as well as therapeutic resources.
Everyone is touched by mental health struggles, whether it’s in an individual sense or through a loved one. So, no one feeling anxious depressed should ever feel like they’re alone — or like they don’t have helpful resources on hand.
Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact -- and boost our own happiness along the way -- if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.
How can we get people to do more good: to go to the polls, give to charity, conserve resources or just generally act better towards others? MIT research scientist Erez Yoeli shares a simple checklist for harnessing the power of reputations -- or our collective desire to be seen as generous and kind instead of selfish -- to motivate people to act in the interest of others. Learn more about how small changes to your approach to getting people to do good could yield surprising results.