By: Aline Zuleimi Fierros Mendez (MBA)
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental health is the set of emotional, psychological, and social well-being. In the last decade, great impacts have been had on these issues such as the economy and the Covid-19 pandemic. These have been a hard blow for anyone, not just adults, even 7-year-old children have had to deal with anxiety or depression at their young age. This is concerning for all people, because life has changed to such a magnitude that external situations come to affect our lives. Here are some suggestions that can help to maintain mental wellness:
- Eating healthy: A balanced diet helps your body function properly.
- Exercising: A daily routine of at least 30 minutes will help the body and brain connect with the senses and allow them to function better.
- Enjoying Relaxing Activities: Hobbies that complement life causes us to take care of our mental health. For example, baking a delicious cake, painting a beautiful canvas, or planting and caring for a tree.
- Staying Positive: Even if situations seem difficult, maintaining peace of mind and being positive contributes to physical well-being.
It is important to mention that each person is responsible for maintaining their mental health in good condition. There are various organizations that are references to help, for example, Centered Health, which provides personalized and specialized help for all those people who suffer from some type of illness associated with mental health. Their services can help people with their well-being.
The World Health Organization report a shocking figure that in 2019 one person out of eight suffers from a mental disorder. This is a reminder that we must be attentive and take care of our mental health, just like when you go to the dentist when you have a toothache. When you feel like crying for no reason or your life doesn’t make sense, find someone to talk to and meet with trained personnel to receive help.
National Institute Health. (n.d.) https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/caring-for-your-mental-health
Centered Health. (n.d.) Home Page. https://centeredhealth.com/
World Health Organization. (2022). Mental Disorders. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-disorders