BE MYND (Behavior and Mind) is ran by studying Psychologist Al Douglas. (University – OU and LSE – London School of Economics and Political Science)
Mental health may be invisible but it is real. Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day to day life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult 🚪
💊 In many cases taking drugs just masks the underline issue that could be resolved by talking, understanding and progress. Drugs are primary coping mechanisms to mask the overwhelming pain felt on mental, physical and spiritual levels. Excessive and/or long-term drug intake create a physiological imbalance, compromising overall health and reducing the body’s natural ability to heal. These are the effects of chemical dependency in anyone using prescription, illicit or recreational drugs. Hundreds of medical studies confirm that these drugs can cause extreme obesity, diabetes, heart disorders, high blood pressure and irreversible tremors in children. They are also believed to harm the developing brain.
👩🦰👮👨💻👩🎤 Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year young and old. They range from common problems, such as:
Depression, Anxiety, Eating & Fitness Disorders, Self-Harm, to rarer problems such as Suicide, Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
👀 Seeking help and support can be difficult if you are experiencing mental health problems. However, you are not alone, and there is always someone who will listen.
Thankfully awareness around world mental health issues is increasing. This shows people’s opinions on the matter are evolving and they are beginning to understand how important mental health is.
🗣 A lot is known about how best to keep our bodies fit, but it’s just as important to keep the mind healthy. We’ve made enormous progress in the past 50 years in terms of physical health, and people now live well for longer. But the next question is how people can live longer and be mentally well.
👍 It’s okay to talk about mental health. It’s good to talk to someone about issues large or small.
🗝Speak freely to Al Douglas via twitter (or the other social links) He’ll give you a studying psychologist and a friendly strangers point of view and provide you with further guidance to where to seek more help if you are not managing on your own. 👂