World Mental Health Day.

Today is World Mental Health Day. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression for nearly two decades. I’ve taken anti-depressants, such Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac for the past 17 years. It is caused by either a chemical imbalance or trauma in the past. Environmental vs biochemical. I treat both with counseling and medication. I am doing great in life, thanks to the help of my doctors, and counselors.
Medication isn’t the only answer though. Here’s what I do to make sure I am the best for my family and not down in the dumps, wasting my time away in bed.
I get adequate sleep. I try not to stress out, I try to look at the big picture, and not let little things bother me. Ignore negative people and do not let them get to you. Try to find things I enjoy. I like hiking, and taking my kids to the park, or going to the mountains.
Get out and about amongst people also helps. Talk to family and friends as well.
I get a relaxing massage. This is a huge stress reliever.
Exercise boost serotonin. I try to exercise, it helps a lot.
Also trying to eat healthy.
Reach out for help if you are feeling overwhelmingly depressed or anxious. I go to the doctor and therapist for cognitive behavioral therapy.

As time goes on, I learn how to cope better. It does get better and do not give up! There is help out there, seek it, and reach your full potential.

Depression and anxiety doesn’t make you weaker, overcoming it makes you stronger.
World Mental Health Day 2019

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

7 thoughts on “World Mental Health Day.”

  1. Reblogged this on A Long and Slow Walk (March) to Peace (Inner): A New Book (to be written) and commented:


    Thanks for the follow(s) * (+ likes), as the reason I write is to share.
    * (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

    # By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

    Who says men can’t multi-task!

    Kind regards and all the best with your blog

    “early bird” (very) * craig
    * my “best” time (by far)

    “You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
    – Colette


    Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”


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