• Shelly P., RN

Your Best Mental Health...

I'm Shelly, registered nurse and my blog was made to help people, families and friends deal with mental health. This blog has important tools, tips and ideas to help people so they can live a better and happier life.

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How living with mental health can look...

Living with a mental health problem is hard. Sometimes you or someone you care about doesn’t know it’s a mental health issue or you might have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Mental health has many faces. You wake up and feel anxious, not motivated, tired or hopeless. Mental health could cause different types of problems. It can change the way you feel about yourself, people and life. Things can change for the better.

Ask the right questions for better mental health

How important is mental health? Answer: very important. Mental health can change every part of your life or the life of someone you care about. It can affect everything. Health, happiness, relationships, family, friends, how you think about yourself and others, career/school, social life and more. Discover your reasons why it's important to control mental illness. This gives motivation to control it especially during the hard times.

Who is impacted by mental health?

About 1 out of every 4 people has a mental health condition. It affects millions of people around the world. It could be you, family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor. There are many people who live without knowing they have it. Today, there are several ways to manage mental health but it’s not always as easy as it looks

Some ways to fight your mental health battle:

Learn more about you and/or the person who has a mental health condition

Find useful information AND use it to control mental health - now and in the future

Living life and mental health:

When you know yourself or the person dealing with mental health problems, it’s easier to control the condition!

Learn ways to know symptoms, issues or if something just feels wrong but you don’t know what it is. It could be mental illness but it can show up in different ways. For instance, anxiety can sometimes show up as feeling nervous, worry, sweating or you can't concentrate. It’s hard to know it's anxiety because sometimes symptoms will change. Symptoms can change with each episode or over time. When learn or know your symptoms, write it down. When you know more about symptoms, then you can know how to deal with it.

Use information about mental health:

There is a lot of information about mental health but not all of it is good. When you’re looking for helpful information, make sure the person or organization providing it is a good source. Make sure you use sites like WebMD, Mayo Clinic or government sites. It’s important to make sure the information you’re getting is accurate and up-to-date.

Just knowing about mental health isn't enough. In life, school, work, sports, relationships and more, you need to use what you learned to get the results you want. For example, with depression symptoms you and/or loved one can feel sad or down. You can learn what to do in a book or online. Learn and use the information. You need to write down what you learned, review it then use it. It’s hard to remember what you learned and what to do when you're dealing with a mental health crisis.

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