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What Can I Do to Protect My Mental Health?

Juggling the responsibilities that come with your family, work, and relationships can be stressful and strain your mental health. While going through our day-to-day routines, it's important to remember to maintain your mental health and your mental health rights. According to The American Psychological Association, most people often do not recognize their vulnerabilities and mental health issues until they begin to show physical health symptoms. With proper protection and care, taking control of your mental health can be easy.

What Can I Do?

It can be easy to neglect your mental health when handling all the challenges life throws. Here are a few ways to protect your mental health when dealing with difficult situations:

  1. Set boundaries – Whether in your personal life or work, saying " no " is okay. It's hard to care for others when you can't take care of yourself. An example may be to put off checking an abundance of emails until you are in the right headspace or not answering your phone.
  2. Tend to your physical health – When managing your mental health issues, taking care of your physical health is essential. Be sure to eat balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep to maintain proper physical health.
  3. Express your feelings – Talking to someone you know and trust can benefit your mental health. Talk to them about how you are feeling and the troubles you may be facing. Holding in thoughts like such can be daunting and make you feel worse.
  4. Ask for help – It's okay not to be able to face everything alone. You have friends and family who love you, so use them when needed. If you don't want to talk to your friends and family, there are also mental health professionals or services you can use as resources.
  5. Coping mechanisms – Everyone's mental health journey is different and requires ways of coping with challenges. Figure out healthy activities that make complex matters easier to deal with. This could be things like creating art, journaling or spending time with people you love.

Get Help

Mental health is important, and laws are created to help protect your rights. If you or someone you know has experienced mental health discrimination in the workplace, it can be beneficial to contact a lawyer immediately. You need someone you can trust to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

Contact the lawyers at Barkhordarian Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation and review the details of your case.