Mental Health

The Hidden Things That Might Be Affecting Your Mental Health

Written by Channon Gray

Looking after your mental health is of course always very important, but most people are not really fully aware of what that entails or what they need to do to make sure that they are really doing so. If that applies to you, and you are keen to learn more about what you can do to improve your own mental health, then the good news is that there are plenty of ways of doing so, so long as you know what to do. It can help in particular to look into some of the hidden things which might secretly be affecting your mental health without you knowing it. If you can first deal with some of these issues, you will find that you can much more effectively take the reins of your mental health and profoundly improve your life as a result.

Your Oral Dental Health

You might not instinctively feel that there is much of a link between your dental health and your mental health, but you would be surprised. Actually, your oral hygiene has a huge effect on many other aspects of your overall health, with your mental health being merely one instance of that. You need to make sure that you are aware of this so that you can feel more inclined to really take proper care of your teeth and gums. If you fail to do that, you might be amazed at the way in which your mental health deteriorates. That can be merely because you are not happy with your smile, which in turn affects self-image and thus worsens symptoms of illnesses like depression, or it can be because you are generally less healthy because of, say, gum disease, which in turn affects your mood.

The Weather

You might well think that you re not really affected by the weather, but the truth is that most people are to some degree or another. For some people, it can be especially severe, perhaps even resulting in instances of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). you don’t have to be diagnosed with SAD, however, in order to find that your mental health is suffering due to the changing weather. If you have started to notice that the weather affects your mood more than you would like to think, then you might want to think about using a simple home light therapy, which is essentially just a bright lamp which can help you to feel happier on dark days. These can really help, and it’s worth looking into.

Your Past

Of course, for many people, their mental health issues result from things in the past which are not yet resolved. If you have such issues, then you might want to think about finding someone to talk to about them. You can start by visiting your GP, or you could consider going private for better treatment, although that will probably cost a lot more money. In any case, finding someone to talk to about your past could be all you need to do to keep your mental health in place.

 

Disclaimer: this post is in collaboration.

About the author

Channon Gray

I'm Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 23 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London then Cambridge. I'm now a Postgraduate Student, Stationery Addict and all-round Life Enthusiast.

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