Make Your Mental Health A Priority
Make Your Mental Health A Priority
Why this petition matters
Everyone is responsible for their own mental health. We've all felt unhappy, anxious, or scared at times. Those emotions usually fade. However, they can occasionally escalate into a more serious condition, which might happen to any of us. Each individual is different. You may recover quickly from a fallout, but someone else may be burdened by it for an extended period of time. Your mental health does not always remain stable. It can alter as your circumstances change and you proceed through the phases of your life.
Changes in emotions, thoughts, and/or behavior are common among people with mental illnesses. For others, this means experiencing dramatic and unexpected mood swings, such as feeling considerably more sad or anxious than normal. For others, it means being unable to think properly, distancing from relationships and activities you formerly enjoyed, or hearing voices that others do not hear. To be identified, the changes in your thinking and emotions must be substantially impairing your capacity to perform the things you want to do and must last longer than they should — weeks or months, depending on the disease. It is always possible to recover from any mental health disorder.
In 2013, there were 8.2 million instances of anxiety in the United Kingdom. Women are nearly twice as likely as males to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders in England. The proportion of generalized anxiety in England is 6.6% after one week.
Anxiety is a fear that is frequently triggered by the prospect of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but it can also be triggered by something that is occurring right now. In 2013, there were 8.2 million instances of anxiety in the United Kingdom. Women are nearly twice as likely as males to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders in England. The proportion of generalized anxiety in England is 6.6% after one week.
Depression is a common mental condition which causes people to have a gloomy mood, lack of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, interrupted sleep or food, low energy, and impaired focus. Depression is the most common mental health condition globally, followed by anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Depression, behind lower back pain, was the second largest cause of years spent disabled in 2013. Depression was the leading cause of disability in 26 countries. In 2014, 19.7 percent of adults aged 16 and up in the United Kingdom experienced anxiety or depression, a 1.5 percent rise over 2013. This proportion was larger in girls (22.5%) than in males (16.8%).
Depression and anxiety are typical mental health issues that are dispersed throughout society by an economic disadvantage gradient. Common mental health disorders and their negative repercussions disproportionately impact the poor and the most disadvantaged.
Suicide and self-harm are not mental health issues in and of themselves, although they are connected to mental anguish. In the United Kingdom in 2019, 6,524 persons committed suicide. Men aged 45-49 and women aged 50-54 had the highest suicide rates in England and Wales.
However good mental health is likely to help protect against the growth of many such illnesses, good mental health is indeed not merely the absence of diagnosable mental health problems.
It's critical to look for oneself in order to get the most out of life. Here are some simple strategies to take care of your mental health. Simple lifestyle adjustments don't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Why don't you begin right now? Talking about your feelings, exercising, having strong familial ties and helpful friends, and if things are becoming too much for you to handle, seek extra help.
Everyone's mental health is vital. Taking care of oneself is crucial to preventing your mental health from deteriorating — issues such as diet and gut health, stress, sleep, relationships, trauma, and others may all contribute to poor mental health. If your mental health is in great condition, now seems to be an ideal time to train coping skills - strategies to help you cope with difficult emotions – so you'll be better prepared to deal with difficult situations when they arise.