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Managing Your Mental Health –

Mental health has been a widely talked about topic around the world. But little did we know about people who haven’t taken steps to improve their mental health. Today we shall discuss some ways to manage mental health issues properly. 

Mental health is a state of emotional and psychological well-being, and refers to a person’s ability to cope with stress, manage their emotions, and maintain meaningful relationships with other people. Mental health issues can affect people at any age, from young children to adults, and can impact an individual’s ability to live a healthy and productive life. Mental health concerns include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and eating disorders. 

Statistics on mental health according to World Health Organization 

There are an estimated 300 million people worldwide living with depression, according to the World Health Organization. In 2019 there were an estimated 488 million people worldwide living with anxiety disorders. Approximately one in five adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year. In the United States, mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability, and one in five children aged 3-17 experiences issues with mental health.

Steps to improve your mental health 

1. Make time for yourself: Schedule time for relaxing activities – such as reading, listening to music, or even just spending time with friends – that you enjoy and look forward to.

2. Be active: Regular physical exercise can help boost your mood and improve your physical health.

3. Eat a balanced diet: Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help boost your mental health. Try to focus on eating fresh, unprocessed foods.

4. Practice relaxation

Now let’s look at some foods that can improve the mental health conditions of individuals.

1. Omega-3 fatty acids: These essential fats are important for brain health and have been linked to improved mental health, better cognitive performance, and a reduced risk of psychological disorders like depression and anxiety. 

2. Berries: Berries are full of antioxidants, which can help improve your mental health. They can help protect your brain from damage and improve memory, focus, and concentration.

3. Nuts and seeds are great sources of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. They can be eaten on their own as snacks, added to salads, and even used as a garnish for dishes. They are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, B6, magnesium, zinc, iron, and calcium. Nuts and seeds are also a great way to get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They can help reduce cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels. 

Hope you have been educated. Take the bold step today. Manage your mental wellness.

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