There’s a new mental health epidemic on the horizon, and you’re going to need to be prepared.
Mental health is the new hot topic in 2017, and while many of the topics are relatively new, the impact is already being felt.
Mental illness has been on the rise in recent years and is projected to increase by 20% by 2030.
As a result, there’s a growing need for mental health resources, advice and support.
The list below is a compilation of everything you need to know about mental health and the role mental health can play in your daily life.
What does mental health mean to you?
What can you do to help yourself?
The word mental health has been used as a catchall term for a range of mental illnesses, and has often been used interchangeably with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
Mental illnesses are often thought of as mental health disorders, but that’s not necessarily true.
The two terms are very different.
While the two are not necessarily synonymous, it’s important to keep in mind that many people have multiple mental illnesses and may experience multiple symptoms of a particular illness.
For instance, people who are suffering from anxiety, for instance, may also have multiple mood disorders.
It’s important for mental illness sufferers to understand the difference between mental illness and anxiety and depression.
You’re not aloneIn the UK, over 20% of people with mental health problems are women, and there’s also a gender bias to mental health services.
A mental health sufferer may have a mental health disorder that affects one gender, but it could affect the other.
Women are much more likely to experience mental health issues than men, as well as being more likely than men to have depression.
While mental health is an important issue for people of all genders, it is particularly important for women and children.
Many mental health groups and services, including the Samaritans and Crisis, provide support and advice for people living with mental illness.
While there are no specific barriers for people who identify as women, it does help if you have a female friend or relative who’s willing to listen and be a sounding board.
If you’re a man, there are some important issues you need help withYour options to talk to a GPWhen you’re facing a mental illness or anxiety, it may be difficult for you to reach out for help.
It can also be hard to find people to talk with, as many mental health specialists are women.
It might be worth looking into your GP, as there are services in place for people with depression and anxiety.
If you have any concerns, you should get to know your GP first.
This may include checking in regularly with your GP and talking to them about the mental health situation.
If the GP doesn’t have the experience or expertise you need, you may need to seek out a different specialist.
What are some ways you can help yourselfWhen you encounter a mental problem, you might be tempted to seek help from the NHS.
However, this can be very confusing, as mental illness can have a huge impact on people’s lives.
It also doesn’t help if your GP is a woman, as the NHS often won’t consider gender-based issues.
It may be best to talk it out with your provider first.
You can try to be as accepting and understanding as possible.
You may not be able to help people who may have similar or different needs, but you can make sure you’re accepting of your own experiences.
If your GP has experienced mental illness herself, she may also be able help you with any concerns.
If your GP doesn, you can also talk to your local NHS helpline.
You can find out how to find a helplist in your area or find out if there’s one in your city.
There’s a lot to learnYou don’t need to have all the answers to all your mental health questions.
Some people may struggle with different mental health challenges, and it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth your time and attention.
It is worth talking to your GP if you’re having difficulty finding out about specific issues or are concerned about how to get the help you need.
The Samaritans are a community-based charity that provides free support to people experiencing a mental or emotional health crisis.
You don’t have to be a Samaritan to find help, but there are times when it may feel like you are.
The advice offered is free and confidential, so you’re not under any obligation to use it.
If there’s anything you need urgently, contact Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.
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