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5 Ways You Can Help Boost Your Mental Health

Life is full of ebbs and flows, the good and the bad, the ups and downs. While it would be nice to live in a constant state of “up” or “good”, it’s unlikely. And to be completely honest, without the bad, you can’t appreciate the good. This article is about creating a balance between both states. By boosting your mental health you’re stronger and better able to handle or navigate through the bad. UNDERSTANDING GOOD MENTAL HEALTH The way you think, act, feel, or behave in your daily life is dictated by your mental health. Good or strong mental health doesn’t mean you’re lacking problems or challenges. It means you’re in a better position to tackle the problems because of the positive characteristics good mental health is associated with. These characteristics often include: The ability to laugh and have fun. A sense of meaning or purpose. Being able to deal with a stressful situation and bounce back. The desire to learn new skills. ...

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Tips For Helping A Loved One With Their Mental Health

  Heart-wrenching is a good adjective to describe how difficult it is to watch a loved one struggle with symptoms of mental illness. It’s impossible to know the best way to support the individual, as every person and situation are different. Whether your loved one has a specific diagnosis, or is simply going through a difficult time, it’s hard to understand the best way to show support. With this guide, we hope to offer tips for helping a loved one with their mental health. WARNING SIGNS Chances are, if you’re concerned about someone’s mental health, it’s because they’re behaving in a way that’s different or worrisome. The following are common signs you may recognize as someone needing help: Sleep, appetite, or mood changes. Withdrawal, such as a lack of interest in social or previously enjoyed activities. Slowly ceasing to function; no longer fulfilling duties at work or school or at home. This may come across as apathy, or a loss of initi ...

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