In my previous post, I said I would be writing about some topics regarding Mental Health Awareness Month.
Our overall health is important. I don’t know where it began in the history of the world that if you can’t see the illness, it does not exist.
In school health class we almost exclusively learned about physical health. How we should exercise, eat healthy foods and all the stuff that everybody and their cat knows. I don’t believe we ever spoke about mental wellness though which is a real shame.
It’s honestly a shame that society puts a priority on physical health and neglects mental health. Learning about mental illnesses and how we can take care of our minds is essential information!
I think that mental and physical health go hand in hand.
If I’m very anxious or depressed, I often don’t want to eat or move at all. That can eventually effect my physical health.
The other way around, (my physical health effecting my mental health) I am experiencing now and did last summer too after a car accident. Today is day 3 that I’ve been in serious pain and can’t do anything besides alternate between laying down and walking at the pace of my 89 year-old grammy.
Mentally I’m getting to the point where I am frustrated that I can’t do anything. I’ve been limited to watching TV because I can’t really function. I can’t bend over or even sit up so I’m off work today.
I think finding balance in the cycle is essential to being well overall.
What are your thoughts about this topic? Have you experienced your physical or mental health decline because you were unwell? Leave me comments below!
My mental illness often affects my body. I think mental and physical health are so much more closely intertwined than most people realize. That means taking care of both mind and body through the ups and downs.