There are a number of terrific newsletters that focus on mental health issues. Today I received the August issue from The Mental Help Net. It is full of the latest news on mental health issues:
Some of the topics included are:
- Minimize Painful Experiences
- Is My Depression Contagious?
- Updated Links to Current Blogs
- Updated Mental Health News
- Our Blogs
- Regularly Updated Resources
The article I particularly related to was the one on “Minimizing Painful Experiences.” where Dr. Rick Hanson explains:
“Painful experiences are more than passing discomforts. They produce lasting harms to your physical and mental health. When you’re feeling frazzled, pressured, down, hard on yourselves, or simply frustrated, that:
- Weakens your immune system
- Impairs nutrient absorption in your gastrointestinal system
- Increases vulnerabilities in your cardiovascular system
- Disturbs your nervous system
I believe this article points out how critical it is to address painful experiences, through counseling, group therapy, support groups, etc. Mental Help Net also offers a free Mental Health Support Community.
I know myself that if I hadn’t reached out for professional help many years ago, I may very well have passed away at a young age. Too many of my friends have not reached out for help, and are now paying a dear price for that.
Today there are so many tremendous resources to help us live mentally and emotionally healthier lives. As a baby boomer, I know we have options and access to information that our parents could never have dreamed of. It’s a shame not to take advantage of them.
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