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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Hello again!

Mental Health Awareness is recognised by The World Health Organisation on 10 October. However, I think people should be aware and reminded all year round. Therefore, this blog aims to raise awareness of mental health as well as the facilities to support good mental health.

So what is mental health? Have you ever experienced mental health problems?

1 in 4 people in the world experience mental health issues at some point in their lives and around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, making mental health one of the main causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. It can be caused through traumatic life experiences, biological genes, brain chemistry and a family history of mental illnesses.

If you experience any of the following it could be a sign of ill mental health, but do not worry – there is a lot of help and you most likely will recover!! 🙂

  • Exhaustion when not doing anything strenuous
  • Severe mood swings
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, worried or scared
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little

It’s important to look after your mental health because more severe illnesses can be developed over time when neglecting your mental and physical health.

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Ways you can look after your mental health are:

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If you take care of your mental health, life will naturally become a much more positive and enjoyable experience. You will realise your full potential, be able to cope with everyday stresses, work productively, and attract the things you want in life. The Law of Attraction has also been a really good tool for me and now I seem to be doing exactly what I want in life so I really recommend looking into it, just click here 🙂

I hope you decide to take care of yourself in every way possible. I really hope this blog has helped and do not be afraid to contact any of the people stated in this blog. There is no problem too big or too small to discuss and work through! 🙂

Thanks for reading 🙂

Charley x

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