Mental Health. We all have it. Mental Health, just like physical health, if not taken care of, it can lead to a mental health illness.
So what exactly is Mental Health?
The dictionary describes Mental Health as, a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.
The Mental Health Foundation say, Good mental health is not simply the absence of diagnosable mental health problems, (although good mental health is likely to help protect against development of many such problems) Good mental health is characterised by a person’s ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities.
So what is a Mental Health illness?
There are over 200 mental health illnesses which any one person could be diagnosed with should they ‘fit the criteria’ and a person can have more than 1 mental health illness.
Did you know,
50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and
75% of mental health problems are established by age 24?
If you feel that you need someone to talk to about your mental health, seek help. “you do not know it if you’re not living it, you understand it, but you don’t know it”- Tony Robbins
Speak to someone who may know it, someone you know who has spoken out about their mental health, or speak to a Mental Health First Aider, or a GP. In a critical situation call 999.
What is really important to remember, and very, very wise words from Deepak Chopra himself, if you are diagnosed with a mental health illness, “believe the diagnosis, don’t believe the prognosis”
There are ways to help overcome your mental health illness, there are many therapies available such as counselling, laughter therapy, yoga, meditation, reiki, etc What we must remember, is someone who has a diagnosed mental health condition, is that, they are always in ‘recovery’ this does not mean, someone always has to suffer, with the right guidance, support and complimentary therapies, living a ‘normal’ life is possible.
Statistics indicate that ‘Depression’ is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Worldwide, approx. 300 Million people of all ages suffer with Depression.
Mental Health illnesses in severe cases can lead to self harm and even suicide, but someone does not have to have a diagnosed mental health illness to self harm or feel suicidal.
At ‘Stress Less, Relax To The Max’, we do exactly what it says on the tin. Most men and women who come to my Meditation centre are stressed out, overwhelmed by their thoughts and just want to learn ways to quite their mind. We engage in numerous different exercises as each week the theme of the workshop differs.
So if you’d like to trial a Meditation workshop, if you feel it may benefit you and your health, simply text ‘Relax’ to 07840 131331 to claim your Complimentary “Stress Less, Relax To The Max” Meditation workshop to see if this could be the pathway, for you to endure a more relaxed lifestyle, without any financial commitment.