facts about mental health

Mental health issues have been at an all-time high lately. Many people don't understand mental health, and some believe they are made up conditions. Mental health is just your psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Mental health is just as important as going to the dentist regularly, and going in for yearly check-ups. Our minds are part of the body. The mind and body work together like a well-oiled machine!

Counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists specialize in mental health. They make sure that the emotions we feel are healthy and help us to learn how our each individual experiences affect us in psychological and emotional ways.

Mental health conditions can be biological meaning it can be from genetic factors, brain chemistry, family history or even traumatic experiences.

EVERYONE has mental health not to be confused with MENTAL ILLNESS.

Poor mental health can lead to mental illness. Mental illness a broad spectrum of mental disorders that causes distress or impairment to personal functions. Some disorders can be mild to severe. Some mental illnesses are Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Eating disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, and ADHD.

I know some people like to claim these disorders without the proper diagnosis. Just because you are sad doesn't mean you are depressed and just because you get nervous before an event doesn't mean you have anxiety. Remember people suffer from these disorders and it should be taken seriously. It's normal to experience the emotions occasionally during appropriate times. But when it starts to interfere with your life, health, and finances this is a sign of a problem. You can seek help by talking to a healthcare professional and there are even free services available if needed.

It's important to know what mental health is and how it affects the whole body, and those around you. Make time for yourself to decrease stress. Always find someone to talk to when you are faced with difficult emotions. Find comfort within your peers, family, and community.

For more information about mental health visit this helpful website below and change the conversation about mental health.

https://www.activeminds.org/

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