By Mrs. Kimhong Phan

Mental illness is a broad term referring to a wide range of illnesses that impact a person’s thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and actions. This includes depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors, to name a few. Many people nowadays, especially in light of the current situation, suffer from mental health issues on occasion. A mental disease can make you sad and cause problems in your daily life, such as school, work, or relationships.
Mental disease can have short-term or long-term consequences. You can potentially have multiple mental health issues at the same time. You could, for example, be depressed and have a substance abuse problem.
To maintain or re-balance oneself, try the following suggestions:
1. Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons.
2. Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. Be sure to:
● Eat nutritious meals
● Avoid smoking
● Drink plenty of water
● Improve mood through exercise
● Get enough sleep
3. Surround yourself with good people.
4. Remember to smile and see the humor in life.
5. Silent your mind; relaxation, exercises, and medication can improve your state of mind and outlook on life
If you notice indicators of mental illness in your loved ones, have an open and honest conversation with them about your worries. You may not be able to completely heal them, but you can give them encouragement and support. You can also assist them in locating and scheduling an appointment with a certified mental health expert.