It seems like more people are suffering from mental health conditions like anxiety and depression than ever before. In fact, the data backs it up as the United States Mental Health Association found that between 1987 and 2007, mental illness has more than doubled. However, is this because there is actually more mental illness in the world or because there are more people reporting these illnesses? Consider this, 50 years ago, there was no real help for mental health conditions besides talking to a psychiatrist or being committed to a hospital. In fact, up until the late 1950s, there were no antidepressants or antipsychotic medications to treat patients with mental health illness symptoms. But is that why the number of those reporting mental illnesses is increasing or is it because we really are just becoming more mentally ill?
No matter how much we try to avoid it, we all have had to deal with stress at some point in our lives. In fact, many of us deal with it on a daily basis. Depending on your work and lifestyle, stress and anxiety can be a daily occurrence that you have just learned to accept and ignore. However, ignoring stress does not make it go away and the longer we ignore it, the more it affects us. And not only does it affect our minds and body, it can also make you look older.
With mental health being a hot topic in the media of late, it’s increasingly important to invest time into your own happiness and well-being. Ironically, one of the worst and most common triggers for depression and related mental health issues is toxic relationships. Nobody really wants to have bad relationships, but they can be unavoidable if you are persistent on relying on others for your happiness. Here we’re going to look at how you can start and maintain healthy connections in all areas of your life, starting with yourself.
This time of year is a time for reliving memories and creating special moments. There has been quite a lot of coverage in the media recently about remembering old memories and those who are no longer with us. But how exactly is the best way to preserve a memory? Especially in this day and age, it is important to know how to treasure a memory while being able to live for the moment in which a memory is created. So how is the best way to do just that?
Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas! With the strong emphasis on sustainable living in the media, I decided to put together a gift guide full of useful yet stylish Christmas gifts that people will actually want and use.