A Royal Story: The Importance of Mental Health #HeadsTogether

Often we ignore the importance of mental health without realizing how it can be the sole cause of our lack of motivation towards daily life interests.  Mental health governs your entire state of wellness.  It also enhances physical health, increases productivity and leads us towards healthy living.  A significant rise in depression in men has been seen lately, which is mainly attributed to prolonged state of stress. These psychological problems can actually lead to physical issues like heart disease, hypertension, compromise on the immune system and ulcers.

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The need of the hour is to generate awareness about the importance of mental health. Fortunately, projects like Heads Together are working tirelessly to help us comfortably engage with one another. This facilitates us to reach a mutual understanding of problems we face, and how we can handle them together.  The Kensington Royal Family is playing a significant role in promoting the cause of such projects.  There are seven charity partners that the Royal Family works with and Young Minds is notable in this regard.

The eradication of depression and psychological stress can change the entire perspective of how we look at things in life.  This can lead to improved mental wellbeing and make us more highly productive.  It is to be noted that it is not only young generations suffering from psychological issues, but adults too.  Once we put an end to the stigma around mental health, we can put an end to the exponentially rising anxiety states once and for all and thus transform our society into a much better place.

The Importance of Therapy and Support Networks.

When dealing with mental health issues of any kind, it is so important to talk it through with a recognised professional and/or your support network. Talking through difficult and painful emotions (of depression or anxiety for example) with someone you trust is vital for mental wellbeing and balance.

If you are lucky to have a good, stable support network, utilise it. Your friends and/or family are so important in promoting happiness and keeping you well, so long as they are a calming, stable influence on you. Positive support promotes wellness in all of us.

Whether it’s one friend, a family member or an extended support network on or offline, talking to those you love and who care for you is vital. If you need further support there are health charities like the Samaritans who are always on hand to listen on their helpline. Mind charity are also a brilliant support and resource, as are Rethink Mental Illness. All promote a non-stigmatised view of mental illness and a listening ear.

Don’t suffer in silence. Tell someone you trust how bad you are feeling. Share your thoughts with a professional who can help you unpack the difficult emotions you are feeling.

Whether its one-to-one talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or psychotherapy, there is something to help you if you are struggling with mental health issues. It doesn’t matter what issue, disorder or behaviour pattern you need help with, there will be a therapy to help you back to wellness!

 

At the Brighton Wellness Centre, we offer a range of therapies including Skype sessions to help those struggling with mental health issues. Please click here for our details or email Jessica Valentine to find out more.