Fighting Mental Health Together
We need to face this. There is a reality going on in this world, and its ugly head is called mental health!
There are so many different forms of mental health and the ways in which they affect people vary.
noun. a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being:
According to mental health.gov if you or a person you love are experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors, it can be an early warning sign of a problem:
* Eating or sleeping too much or too little
* Pulling away from people and usual activities
* Having low or no energy
* Feeling numb or like nothing matters
* Having unexplained aches and pains
* Feeling helpless or hopeless
* Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
* Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
* Yelling or fighting with family and friends
* Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
* Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
* Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
* Thinking of harming yourself or others
* Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
Unfortunately, in the black community, we often don't reach out for help. We think we can just handle it. But not everything is solved from taking a few days off of work, getting rest, or ultimately just living day to day as if it isn't there. We have to learn to be honest with ourselves. We must be able to be vulnerable enough to be honest with one another.
Mental health problems and issues continue to be rising all around us. This is a time that we need to be more compassionate and understanding. Women Who Boss is rooting for you. But please, don't take this fight on your own. If these problems persist I encourage you to seek professional help and get the help you need TODAY!