When most people think of mental illness there is a stigma that comes with the term. Most people have negative "thoughts" about it. There are so many stereotypes out there about people who suffer from a mental illness. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has put together a few stats that prove that mental illness is not just a personal issue but it is an issue for everyone.
Trying to meet financial, work, and family responsibilities is enough to make most people stressed and anxious. And add to that any physical illness, mental illness, or recovery from addiction and life can begin to feel incredibly challenging.
The feeling of stress can take a toll on your day. If someone is feeling a tremendous amount of stress it can affect your daily life. Paula Davis-Laack J.D., M.A.P.P., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, has some strategies you can do in less than 10 minutes that can relieve stress.
Anxiety is a completely natural feeling to have. Most everyone feels anxiety to some extent at some point in their life. However, there are some people who feel anxiety when their is no reason too. There are also different types of anxiety. One type of anxiety is social anxiety, which is when people feel extreme fear about social interactions. According to Amy Morin, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, these are things that people with social anxiety do:
Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life. As humans, we feel anxious because that is the way our body tells us to fear something. However, some people feel anxiety when there is nothing to be feared. This is when anxiety can start to affect your daily life. This is also when it might be time to look for some help to deal with the anxiety. Therese J. Borchard, the Associate Editor for Psych Central, has some tips to manage that unwanted anxiety.
Anxiety and depression are know to go hand in hand. If someone has one of the mental illness, they are likely to have the other as well. Anxiety and depression can make life very difficult for an individual. However, with the right help, people with anxiety and depression can live a fairly normal life. The types of help available is medication and therapy. Some people even turn to spirituality for help with anxiety and depression. Barbara Markway Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 4 ways that spirituality can help someone with anxiety and depression.
Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. It is natural for human beings to worry about the safety of themselves and loved ones. There is a level of anxiety that is considered "normal," and there is a point where anxiety becomes a problem in someone's life, and makes daily tasks difficult. Here are some reasons to seek professional help for anxiety:
Everyone, at some point in their life, they are can have an overwhelming feeling of stress. This can be caused by work, school, or stuff in your personal life you may be going through. The levels of stress people few can all be different, depending on the person. Everyone handles stressful situations differently. Here are some helpful was to relieve stress.
According to the National Library of Medicine, postpartum depression is "moderate to severe depression in a woman after she has given birth." Mothers can experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety and exhaustion. These feelings can make it hard for women to complete daily tasks or care for themselves and others. Buzzfeed released a video about Andrea Yates, America's most notorious mom. Within this video they discuss the timeline of events, that Andrea Yates went through relating to her mental health.
We as humans, have so many thoughts per day, and these thoughts contribute to our emotional state. Theses thoughts can also affect our daily behavior. Our brains are very powerful, and can control how we are feeling. There comes a point where we have to learn how to control our brains so we don't overthink everything, and so our thoughts aren't affecting us negatively. However, this is much easier said than done. Amy Morin, a contributor writer for Psychology Today says, "Everyone experience unhelpful, unrealistic, and exaggeratedly negative thoughts at on time or another." Morin also notes 6 mental habits that can limit your success.