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Mental Health Awareness

Its okay not to be okay.

10 October 2018 by Breeze Dental

Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem. Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical health.

We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. Mental well being describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year. Everyone is different.

Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.

There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling.

We all need to take care of our mental health and well being whether we have a mental health problem or not.

Nobody should face mental health alone. 

Do you need urgent help?

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you're worried about someone you know - help is available.

You're not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often the first step to recovery.

Links with in this blog:

https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/getting-help

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/about-mental-health/what-mental-health

Photo: Mental Health Awareness