Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

Around 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental health problems each year and woman are more likely than men to experience mental health problems. Some causes of mental health include Anxiety and panic attacks, Depression, drugs and eating problems, paranoia, self harm , stress, suicidal feelings and dementia.

Mental health can be improved by cutting down on the amount of alcohol you drink each day. By not taking illegal drugs and by reducing the amount that you smoke. Keep in close contact with friends and family around you to stop loneliness. On the days when you cannot get out then listen music and watch the television.

Keeping the mind active by learning new skills and watching documentaries will keep you focused. If you do not have friends and family around you then join some local clubs and become a part of something that you will enjoy. Partake in hobbies that you enjoy and exercise regularly.

By feeling good in yourself will increase confidence. Keep smiling and not to let things get you down. If you are worried then talk to someone. After all ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’. There are many ways to try and reduce a mental health problem. By talking to trained professional such as psychotherapist or councillors can help you. Your doctor will be able to refer you into these people.

Medication can be used to ease a situation but cannot cure this illness. Acupuncture, hypnotherapy and massages can also help you deal with stress and other mental illnesses. If you know someone with mental health problems then always be supportive towards them. Encourage them to do things that make them happy. Ask them how they are feeling and if there is anything they would like to talk to you about.    

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