Mental Health: Break the cycle, open up and seek help

Another soul lost? It’s about time we discuss this topic again. The rate of suicide is becoming disturbingly high in Pakistan. We have lost many people to it this month, alone. Maha Shah and Nadia Ashraf are among the two names. However, the question is, why?

Mental health is a big taboo in Pakistan. According to an estimate, 13,000 people committed suicide in the year 2012. This means that it is a prevailing problem that is often not talked about.

Mental Health

People have little to no awareness regarding the importance of mental health and it often goes neglected. What people do not realize is that emotional well-being is equally as important as physical health. The two go hand-in-hand.

Poor physical health can have an impact on your emotional well-being and vice versa. Depression can cause the release of cortisol in a high concentration that is harmful to the brain. Moreover, depression changes the brain’s pattern and ends up causing fatigue as well as restlessness.

Stress ulcers are commonly caused due to stress, as the name indicates. Hence, the problems concerned with mental health are endless.

With all this said, it is essential to look after your emotional well-being. And here are some tips in which you can do that.

Tips to stay mentally healthy

Prioritize yourself

Draining yourself in the process of giving to others and always ignoring your mental well-being will make you feel burnt out at the end of the day. Try to keep a moderate balance and focus on your happiness first and utmost.

Look after your health

Whatever you consume, affects you mentally as well. Therefore, it is crucial that you look after your body too. Eat healthy and workout to see a boost of your happiness level.

Cut-off the toxic people/Decrease time on social media

When it comes to attaining information and educating yourself, social media can be one of the most powerful tools. However, when used carelessly, social media can be one of the most negative influences on an individual, which is why it is very important to use it smartly.

Having a circle which is negative, puts you down, demotivates you and is toxic, you’ll only feel emotionally drained at the end of the day. Letting go off the negative ones might not be easy but sometimes, it is needed.

Try meditation

If you want to gain a new outlook and perspective on stressful situations and conditions, it is highly vital that you go for meditation. It helps you collect your peace of mind. Moreover, it is also required to maintain focus, enhance imagination and creativity.

Self-reflect

Self-reflection helps you get a vision of where you stand. It will make you progress and improve yourself. This is why, it is necessary that you take at least 30 minutes out of the day and reflect on yourself.

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