It’s a sad but true fact. There have never been more suicides than there are now, and with the spate of celebs all topping themselves, mental health has never been more in focus, or more spoken about.
But talking about mental health after the fact doesn’t help Chester Bennington, Robin Williams, Alexander McQueen, Verne Troyer and all the other less famous faces that have taken their own lives.
So, let’s talk about mental health. Let’s look at why you need to make it a priority, and why it is so important that you look after yourself in every way.
Helping Us Help Ourselves
Our mental health affects how we think, the decisions we make, and the way we do things.
Ergo, if our mental health is in bad shape we won’t make good decisions about everything from our health to Australian sports betting, and we surely won’t be putting ourselves first. In fact, we may well become prone to dangerous or risk taking behaviour, and we could end up hurting ourselves or those around us too.
If we look after our mental health and we ensure we are in good shape, we will make sound decisions and be able to function better and live a better life, even if we are under stress or have to make difficult decisions.
Fostering Good Relationships
There’s a saying that that if you don’t love yourself, how can you love someone else. This is so true, especially when you bring mental health in to the picture.
You need to love yourself and be truly happy before you can be with someone else, and if you’re not, you’ll always be seeking validation from someone else, rather than enjoying where you are in your life and your own company.
Love yourself and you’re off to a good start!
Talk To Someone
There is always someone listening. If you need to talk and you can’t find a friend or family member who will really listen, then book a session with a psychologist. And don’t wait.
A friendly ear that is professionally trained is always a good thing, and they’ll be able to help you see what’s really wrong and how you can deal with it. There is no shame in getting help, as the alternatives are far bleaker.
There are also anonymous help lines and organisations that you can take advantage of if you need them, so don’t be afraid to reach out.
Dealing with Stress
Stress is a killer. Truly, stress can lead to heart attacks and all kinds of ailments, and it is something that we all have to deal with.
In today’s fast paced, high-pressure world we all face stresses of different kinds, but if we are mentally strong, we can deal with it effectively and move on. But, if we are stressed out we cannot deal with minor stresses, and they become bigger issues than they ever should have been.
Make sure you’re mental health is in good shape and stress won’t be a big issue!