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Mental Health: 10 Ways to Improve

Importance of Mental Health According to the medical experts, the balanced and healthy mind, physically fit body and rich emotions should be the defined as the fitness of health. Healthy and active mind is the key to healthy personality. Mental health is equally important as physical health. Good Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being and is usually described as a state where a person can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and is able to make a meaningful contribution to their community. How to Improve Mental Health Irrespective of your age, there are ways to improve your mental health at any point of time. Hence just start at the earliest possible and develop good mental health for the rest of your life. Mind it, it’s never too late to start! Consider the below given 10 helpful tips to make good strong mental health and well-being for the rest of the life: 10 Tips for Good Mental Health: Eat balanced diet and drink sensi

What is Mental Illness: What are the Signs & What to Do

Mental Illness or  Mental Health Disorders The term mental illness (also called mental health disorders ) applies to a wide variety of mental health conditions. These can be conditions that affect a person’s thinking and behavior. Most people by now are familiar with some specific examples of mental illness, such as schizophrenia , bipolar disorder , obsessive-compulsive disorder , etc. However, these are very visible manifestations of mental illness and it is not always the case with people who suffer from symptoms of the various illnesses in this class. With many physical illnesses, medical intervention is warranted because failure to treat often leads to death or great physical suffering at the very least. In many ways, the same applies to mental health disorders. Though the immediate and direct effects of mental health disorders are not physical, they can create physical symptoms in the long term and they can result in death through various avenues. Stress has been shown to contri

Stress & Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes, Relief, Self Help, Treatment

Mental Stress and Anxiety All of us experience stress and anxiety at different stages in our lives. And living with anxiety is stressful enough. One might feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or an interview. Sometimes we worry about a future event. Mental stress or anxiety is not always bad. For example, if someone has no fear of being put to the test (exam), he or she will not study properly. Not all people have the same level of anxiety or tension. Sometimes anxiety can become unhealthy and harmful when it exceeds any level that a person can handle. Stress and anxiety share many of the same emotional and physical symptoms – uneasiness, nervousness or worry, tension, depression, headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia (loss of sleep), loss of sexual desire and/or ability, etc. Both anxiety and stress are very treatable indeed and don't need to lead to long lasting illnesses. What is Mental Stress and Anxiety What is  Stress Str

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How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Gain Self-Confidence: 5 Essential Ways Do you want to know how to ga

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts ... What Is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) can be defined as a relaxation response to daily stressors. It is a psychophysical therapy that can be used to reduce tension and physical pain, and to help clients learn to be more conscious of their own bodily sensations and body posture. It comprises a sequence of techniques designed to systematically relax specific

How to Deal with Depression Alone: Overcome Depression on Your Own

How to Deal with Depression Depression leaves devastation in its wake, but fortunately there is something that can be done about it. At this day and age, people are more aware of the harmful impact that untreated depression can lead to. Modern advances have more or less minimized the recurrence of depression once identified and treated. Knowing how to deal with depression will definitely save a life, yours or a loved one’s. Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal an