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MASTERING MONDAY: BEING AWARE OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Watch This: https://youtu.be/wwn52-d6Sc0

This is an interesting video that helps inform people about mental awareness. Statistics are given, which gives the viewer a better understanding of how many people mental health affects. An alarming statistic was given regarding the United States being the leading country in disabilities of people between 15 and 44. This video goes on to explain that having a good mental health is not necessarily being free of disabilities, it is the way you feel about yourself. It can also be the way you handle and conform to possible difficulties in life. In conclusion, the video ends with a few bold statements about loving yourself, talking about issues, and ultimately asking for help if you need it.

 

Read This: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mandycaruso/how-mental-health-disorders-can-change-the-way-you-see-thing?utm_term=.gh7NKjlX2a#.xwa3MYRbkG

This is an interactive buzzfeed article that allows you to see things from the point of view of someone who is suffering from mental health disorders. It is sometimes hard to understand and comprehend exactly what a friend dealing with mental health disorders may be feeling, and this short article gives us insight to those feelings. Mental health disorders can completely change the way one views the things around them, and this is a very clear example of how.

 

Do This: Learn how to help a loved one who is suffering from a mental illness

  1. Remind them that you value them.
  2. Spend quality time together. Watch their favorite movie, take them out to a coffee shop, bring them their favorite food.
  3. Remind them that you are their for them. Despite everything else chaotic occurring, they have you to confide in.
  4. Listen to them. Without having a response or criticising, try to just listen to what they have to say.
  5. Hugs! Hugs release endorphins, which are the happy feelings your brain gets.
  6. Overall, make sure they know they are not alone. Remind them they are loved. Make time for them and remember to be understanding.

 

Written and Researched by Jenna Uryevick, Peer Educator

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