World Mental Health Day: 12 Ways To Help Your Mental Health

by Mark Wasserman
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Keep Your Brain Young

Mental health issues are one of the biggest growing problems we face every day. According to who.int, ‘depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively’.
Did you know that more than 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide, and more than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders? And many of these people live with both. The theme this year is mental health in the workplace — after all, we spend most of our adult lives working, which can affect out overall health and wellbeing.


12 Ways To Help Your Mental Health
1. Value yourself and those who are important to you.
2. Take care of yourself — that means overall good health, enough exercise and a stress-free life. Eat healthily, train daily, and avoid alcohol and smoking.
3. Surround yourself with positive people who inspire you and make you smile on a daily basis.
4. Make time for yourself — delegate when need be, and treat yourself to something special every now again. Even if it is a quiet afternoon on the couch with a good book.
5. Track your stress by keeping a journal and try to find a way to cope and deal with the workload or stress you’re dealing with.

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6. Meditate, even if for just 10 minutes a day.
9. Find a new hobby or interest and stay busy.
10. Stick to a routine.
11. Avoid substance abuse.
12. Get help when, and if, you need it.

Courtesy of www.who.int and www.uhs.umich.edu

20 Stars Who Suffered Mental Disorders

These Hollywood stars have battled some sort of mental health condition over the years:
1. Britney Spears: Depression and Bipolar Disorder
2. Robin Williams: Dementia
3. Demi Lovato: Bulimia
4. Gwyneth Paltrow: Postpartum Depression
5. Catherine Zeta-Jones: Bipolar II Disorder


6. Amanda Bynes: Bipolar Disorder
7. Mel Gibson: Bipolar Disorder
8. Charlie Sheen: Bipolar Disorder
9. Heath Ledger: Insomnia
10. Angelina Jolie: Depression


11. Miley Cyrus: Depression
12. Ellen DeGeneres: Depression
13. Halle Berry: Depression
14. Kendra Wilkinson: Depression
15. Jim Carrey: Depression


16. Owen Wilson: Depression
17. Kurt Cobain: ADHD and Bipolar Disorder
18. Brooke Shields: Postpartum Depression
19. Michael Phelps: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
20. Winona Ryder: Depression

 

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