Posted on: Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Mental health is MORE than mental illnesses
Did you know 1 in 5 people in Canada in a given year will experience a mental health problem. There are many mental health concerns out there such as: depression, anxiety, psychosis, bereavement, etc. Here are some common signs:
- Withdrawing from people or activities you would normally enjoy.
- Sleeping or eating too much or too little.
- Feeling as if nothing matters.
- Consistently low energy.
- Using drugs more than normal.
- Not being able to complete standard tasks, such as getting to work or cooking a meal.
- Thinking of harming one’s self or others.
- Hearing voices.
If you or know of anyone who may be showing symptoms, encourage them to seek help. Be aware and listen to them. Know that it can be treated and don’t be ashamed.
But… Mental health is also about being able to accept and cope with the sadness that can come your way, balancing your life and managing life’s highs and lows. Mental health, is the overall well being of an individual. Take care of your own mental health.. Take action!
What is mental health to you? Join in and reduce the stigma this week during mental health awareness week!