No matter at what stage of life or at what age you are, your mental health is an important determinant of the quality of your life.
The stronger and healthier you are mentally, you will be able to take better decisions, feel and act positively in your relationships, manage personal challenges, and thrive at work. Whereas poor mental health can have lasting negative consequences in all areas of your life.
Our mental health is influenced by factors that are biological (genes, brain chemistry, family history and so on), environmental (stress, toxic relationships etc.) and life experiences (trauma and abuse). And in many cases, our mental health issues arise from a combination of these factors and demand employment of multiple strategies for finding viable solutions.
Everyone’s mental health issue is unique and demands a highly personalized approach to recovery. However, there are certain common strategies that can be employed to ensure effective recovery –
- Finding long term cures that help you overcome the condition — The long term cures aim at finding a permanent solutions that work for you. These solutions are often found by working with your doctor and counselor to develop medication protocol, behavior therapy, and support systems. Regular sessions with your counselor and support groups are a good example of a long term strategy.
- Devising management strategies for navigating daily triggers and challenges — Even though while dealing with a mental health issue, not everyone can afford to put their life on pause. In light of this reality, practical strategies that support in managing your triggers and help to bring order and normalcy to your life become very important. Developing a yoga or meditation habit to combat workplace stress is good example of this.
- Preventing or minimizing your exposure to mental health risks — This strategy is important for understanding your potential triggers and addressing them early on to make the treatments highly effective. Paying attention to nutrition and physical fitness are key components of this strategy. Additionally, you can also add regular interactions with professionals if you are dealing with a particularly stressful work environment or relationship.
In all three of these strategies, seeking help is a key part of maintaining your mental well-being. This help might come in different forms — for some of us just having a heart to heart with a trusted friend might be enough. Some others might need help ranging from counseling, regular interactions with support groups, medication, and professional help.
Unfortunately, the stigma and judgement attached to the mental health issues often prohibits us from opening up and getting help. A powerful option for overcoming this bottleneck is online resource like CareSpace support communities.
CareSpace ensures a judgement and stigma free space through amplified focus on privacy features. To begin with, the on the platform you need not disclose your personal info like phone number, email, or social media handle. Moreover, you can take part in discussions, polls, and post comments anonymously. Even while asking questions to the doctors and counselors on CareSpace, you can maintain this anonymity. Apart from joining the existing communities (depression, stress, addiction, Bipolar disorder), you can even create private communities and invite selected members among your friends and family for support. The platform also has a handy tracker through which you can keep an eye on your vitals (BP, glucose, weight etc.) and set reminders for your medications (timings and dosage).
If you are not sure about how to seek help, you can get started by interacting with the doctors, therapists, and counselors on the expert panel of CareSpace communities. Your fellow members will also provide valuable recommendations for local hospitals, doctors, counselors, and support groups near you.
Thanks to our hectic work schedules, complicated relationships, and pressures of personal goals we are all exposed to the risk of some or the other mental health issue.
So whether you want to overcome stress, depression, anger, or addiction, check in with the experts and members of CareSpace communities today to find support and solutions.