1.) Connect with other people. Find people that you can confide in.
2.) Get involved. Develop some hobbies and interests separate from your work. Blogging your experiences could help you and someone else.
3.) Exercise. Numerous studies have demonstrated that exercise can combat depression and other forms of mental illness.
4.) Evaluate your life. Making an effort to evaluate your life along the way can help prevent problems from becoming crises.
5.) Consider getting help. Look at therapy as a source of potential tools with which to deal with life. Shop around for someone that you click with.
Mental illnesses are common they affect about one in four adults in the U.S. It is not your fault if you have one. These disorders; depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and many others are real diseases that you cannot will or wish away. Treatment can improve the lives of people with mental illnesses.
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Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make decisions.
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Thank you for supporting the Mental Health Initiative! The Mental Health Initiative, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness, providing psychoeducation, strengthening support and advocacy, addressing state policy issues regarding mental health, and eliminating stigmas that surround illnesses and treatment. Our purpose is to serve the Middle Tennessee community by effectively forming partnerships and collaborating with other organizations in order to provide useful resources, current information pertaining to holistic health (mental, physical, & spiritual wellbeing), treatment assistance, intervention methods, prevention strategies, and research.
Since its founding in 2010, support for the organization has been tremendous. Many have contributed to the organization’s overall mission of reducing stigmas that prevent so many from receiving the assistance that is needed in order to lead productive lives, raising awareness about mental health and its integration with physical and spiritual wellbeing. The community's overwhelming support has helped the organization become productive and expand in its service and outreach within the Middle Tennessee community and nationally.