October 10 is World Mental Health Day. On this day, we hope to raise awareness of the many struggles faced by many people around the world. We hope to fight against the stigma society has placed on mental health. This year’s theme: Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. All humans around the globe struggle with mental health. It’s something that is not always talked about openly. It is something that is misunderstood. This year, we hope to break down those walls and make it more accessible to talk about mental health issues.
Our moods change every day. We can experience a whole range of emotions in a day. There may be periods of sadness, joy or frustration. Big life events can trigger those feelings. Most of the time, a bad mood won’t last. Even if you are in a funk for a few days, you usually will start to feel like your old self.
What happens if you don’t go back to feeling normal? It is important to monitor how you feel most days. Your overall moods and attitudes are your mental health. You can do a few things to improve your mental health. Think of it as another part of your body that needs a checkup!
If you are experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to think. You can try a few home remedies, such as talking to your loved ones or going for a walk. Writing down your feelings can sometimes help as well. Don’t wait too long for a mental health issue to go away by itself. If you feel overwhelmed, seek help. A teacher, parent or friend can help you find a professional. A therapist will let you talk over your feelings and help you plan next steps. Don’t be afraid to seek extra counseling. Mental health is very important.
We all know that mental health is very important. It can affect all areas of our lives. Taking care of our mental health is one of the most important things we can do. Being aware of our feelings can help us identify triggers and prevent things from getting worse. Good mental health is important! One way to increase your awareness of your feelings is to track it. When you track your mood, you can see what the overall trend is. Are you mainly happy? Anxious? Sometimes seeing an overall picture of your moods can provide some insight.
Download this 30-day grid to help track your mental health. A color has been assigned for each mood. Fill in each square with the appropriate color. You may want to add a quick note about your day in each box. For example, if you are feeling anxious on the second day, you might note there was a test. Over time, you may see what causes you to feel uneasy. The more you know, the more you can prepare! Remember, every day brings new challenges. Know yourself better by tracking your mental health.