There has been great awareness brought to this important aspect of our lives in recent years with a focus to remove any previous stigma attached to mental health. We all have a duty to ourselves to manage our mental health in much the same way as our physical health.
In the workplace, social setting or at home there are Mental Health First Aiders available. Select here for more information how to become a Mental Health First Aider
What is Mental Health?
Mental health issues are common especially Depression, Stress, Anxiety, feeling Overwhelmed, Hopelessness, Suicidal Thoughts, Anger, Rage, Eating Disorders and the list can continue. There are stages in our lives when things can become all a bit too much to handle or cope with. These are the first signs of needing some help with our mental health.
People experiencing mental ill-health need the respect and assistance of friends, family and the broader community.
“Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises their own potential and can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to contribute to their community”
How do we manage it?
Don’t delay when you are experiencing any of the above, or other symptoms of mental ill-health. It is key to talk to your GP, a trusted friend, Mental Health First Aider or local support group. Most people ignore it, are ashamed to admit they need help and try to hide the difficulties they are experiencing.
It is important to note that most episodes of mental ill-health are short lived. Some adjustments may be required, but sufferers can still lead meaningful and satisfying lives. It is not the end but once you have treated it, it is the beginning of a fuller life.
Can you recover from mental ill-health?
Yes you can.
Recovery is a journey – your journey – and it may have ups and downs along a continuum, but we can assist you with this deeply personal process, which is unique to each of us.
“Recovery provides an empowering message of hope, which says that, regardless of symptoms people with mental health issues should have every opportunity to lead fulfilling and satisfying lives”
As with every decision, you need to take the first step. In this instance, that first step is to get help. The fact that you are here on this site is a great start.
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