#LetsTalk With Grace J Teal: Why Mental Health and Depression In Men Can No Longer Be Ignored Mental health is for weak people, just a bunch of attention seekers, she’s cookoo, he’s a weirdo…. I hear these statements rolling off peoples tongues on a daily basis but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Welcome to my fortnightly column, #LetsTalk where I will be discussing many general life matters including mental health from my own personal experiences. My name is Grace J Teal and I am an English-based model and a social media influencer, and I have worked with a number of magazines, newspaper, featured in music videos and clothing brands, but I also take time to campaign and talk about mental health across my social media platforms to raise awareness. Coming from a background
When you initially think about health, you may solely focus on your body. However, your mental health plays a tremendous role in how you feel about yourself and your existence. Instead of allowing your mental health to decline, employ some techniques to feel better and to live out your dreams. Handle Negative Situations A negative situation may act as a major barrier to optimal mental health. Therefore, you should develop strategies for handling situations. One effective method is to tell yourself that you can either find a solution to the situation or you can learn to adjust to it. Accepting that life will not always flow smoothly is important. When you expect life to move along smoothly at all times, you are almost certain to find yourself disappointed. Try New Experiences ...
Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your mental state and eventually cause physical problems. If you haven’t been diagnosed with a deeper mental health problem such as depression or bi-polar disorder, you may want to try some proven solutions to gain a more positive mindset. Solutions include meditation, CDs (guided imagery), Yoga, Tai Chi, music and reading positive books or articles. Hypnotherapy and acupuncture have also been used successfully in helping calm the body and mind. 1. Yoga works to relieve stress and anxiety by conditioning your body through poses or postures. It helps you become aware of certain aspects of your body and the energy passing through it and helps you breathe in a more relaxed state to gain healing oxygen. The more you practice Yoga, the more you’re
When you feel unbalanced, find it difficult to focus on daily business or have trouble getting enough sleep, it’s time for a diagnosis of your present mental state. You can find some clues in looking at your past mental history. Perhaps you’re under a great deal of stress and need to either reduce your workload or other stress triggers or find new or tried and true methods to cope with it. If the usual methods of reducing stress don’t work, you should see a doctor for a possible medical diagnosis. Not being able to focus on work or other daily factors in your life are signs that you need to reassess your mindset and make positive changes. The first thing you need to do is figure out if you’re in a growth or stagnant mindset. A growth mindset sets you on the right track for succes
A healthy body won’t get you very far in life if you don’t have the added advantage of robust mental health. Keeping your mind strong and healthy should parallel a priority of maintaining a healthy body plan of exercise and eating a proper diet. Today, when you see a doctor for a physical checkup, you may experience an assessment of your mental acuity too. Patients and doctors are more aware of how daily stress and situations can affect your overall health and put you at risk for mental problems such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. If problems do surface during a doctor’s visit, there are proven ways to combat the threats to your mental health. Your health care provider can suggest methods – and this report also contains some suggestions you may want to try. You’ll also find