WHAT ARE SOME SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS:
Confused or can’t concentrate.
feeling depressed or down.
fears and worries.
mood swings of highs and lows.
withdrawal from people.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOURSELF MENTALLY?
There are ways that the average person can find out how they measure up mentally.
This by no means implies that you can be as accurate as a professional that has studied the mind and is well versed in the capabilities or limits of the mind.
But checking how you deal with your daily routine, will help give some idea of the present state of your mind.
Check yourself to see how you manage stress in your life, whether it be at the home, at work, or in your social life.
If you are a parent, does it seem like the kids sometimes worry you more than you’re capable of dealing with and you just want to throw up your hand and yell.
What if, on the job, the aggravation and stress is much more than you are able to handle and you find yourself being argumentative or disrespectful to your co-workers at times.
Your social life seems to be fine, at times even great but there are times that sacrifices you make to be one of the girls, is just too much to handle.
In either of the examples, just because you experience some days that test your patients more than others, by no means that you’re slipping into a mental collapse.
We all go through those days when the kids are more rambunctious than they ever were.
Those days are bound to happen, kids are made that way, they are healthy and full of energy and feel great.
It is up to us to keep our wits about us and realize that this is a normal part of their growth and development and we’re going to have those special days.
We were not given a list of things to do, how to act or how to deal with stuff when we were born, so, we have to learn as we go, many times, just play it by ear.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. How you cope with life kind of sums it all up.
What does a person have to do to be mentally healthy. First of all, think highly of yourself, take pride in who you are, carry a positive attitude with you, never listen to naysayers, get rid of those gloomy and doom friendships.
Surround yourself with people that are like-minded and listen to you and not criticize you. Get a good physical work out weekly, this can eliminate a lot of stress in your life.
If you are religious, go to the church you are choosing, don’t dwell on unfruitful or unhealthy thoughts, set goals in your life and strive to reach them.
Learn how to deal with stress. What ever its origin.