Elevate Christian Network :: Health and Wellness
(By: Cassey Ho)
Taking Care of Your Mental Health
We spend so much time talking about fitness, what to eat and all these ways to best take care of our bodies. And that’s all great! But if you neglect your mental health, it doesn’t matter how many vegetables you eat or how many burpees you do. Being mentally unhealthy can create a very dangerous situation.
I like to think of the body and mind as a team. They rely on each other. They support each other. If one of the team members is struggling, the other one will notice a difference too. And sometimes, one of the team members needs some help.
Many People Deal with Mental Health Issues
I’m not an expert. I’m not a psychologist or a therapist. But I know so many people, amazing people, who have dealt with mental health issues. These are strong people! These are brilliant people! These are creative and inspirational people! And making sure we keep communication open and flowing is one of the things we can do to fight back against the stigma.
Did you know that 18.2 % of the total adult population in the United States suffers from some type of mental illness? And I know, the word “illness” is a weird one that immediately puts people on guard. I even hesitated writing it because it’s a touchy subject. But the thing is, if you fall into that percentage, you’re NOT alone! Read the full story…. blogilates.com
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When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.”
About Sangu Delle
He is an Entrepreneur, Author, Clean Water Activist, Soros Fellow and TEDGlobal Fellow. Sangu is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Palm Investments Corporation (“GPI”); an investment holding and advisory company focused on building world class companies in Africa.
- For more information, visit him online at: http://www.sdelle.com