World Mental Health Day: Take time to care for your mental state of mind

World Mental Health Day: Take time to care for your mental state of mind

What do you do to take care of your mental state of mind?

World Mental Health Day: Take time to care for your mental state of mind...
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It hasn't been an easy time for many people. Those who have suffered with mental health issues pre-pandemic, can firmly say that they have been through trying times considering the lockdown restrictions. 

While others who were not familiar with mental health, and had to go through the yo-yo of lockdown, like losing income, family, friends, being around co-workers, and so much more, really went into shock mode when it came to dealing with depression, anxiety, and general darkness. 

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Today is World Mental Health Day and we think it is more important now than ever to make sure that you are paying attention to your mental health. In addition, it is also important to stay tuned to your loved ones and their mental health. 

Since there has been a stigma surrounding mental health, it goes to show that many people aren't fully aware of the symptoms, nor are they informed when it comes to knowing what to do if they are going through something detrimental to their mental health. 

That is why it is so important to be mindful of what is happening with yourself internally and to be open to talk about it. Whether that means talking to a professional or a friend or just someone you trust. The important part is that you are aware that you need help and that it's okay to ask for help. 

One of the things that you could do in case you are not in a good head space is check in with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group. This is an organisation that offers you support and the best part is that the number is toll free. 

So if money is an issue, there isn't an excuse for you to seek out help. The number for SADAG is 0800 567 567. Use it if you need to and save it if you are not ready at the moment. Also, check in on family members, sometimes people who are going through anxiety shy away and retreat into their corners. 

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